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Overall a nice place to work, fallen behind on innovation

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Employee friendly, with on-site gymnasium, child care and health center. Even though one has to work 10+ hours a day on average in engineering to get the work done, work hours being flexible helps a lot for families with kids. Lot of internal training classes for technical and professional skilll development, available to most people in the company.

Cons

Cisco's innovation in the last ten years has been limited to data networking only. Limited success in penetrating consumer market.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall a Nice Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people who are smart and hardworking
    Company allows maximum flexibility for work/life balance
    Great benefits
    Chance for great bonuses

    Cons

    Pays lower than industry standard
    Management structure is not conducive to work processes
    Slow moving company that sucks at change
    Always seems to be a step behind in the industry trends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get the feeling there are too many "yes men" surrounding our CEO. I think since I've been here (2008) there have been some pretty poor overall decisions and not enough sticking to what we've always been good at. Pay your employees what they're worth! Don't be afraid to hand out a spot bonus for a job well done! A little "atta-boy" goes a long way!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, bonus program, training opportunities. A lot of HR process around creating mutually beneficial career direction, periodic reviews and feedback.

    Cons

    Quick moves into new business opportunities can leave support teams catching up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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