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A great company to work for if you are interested to understand how infrastructure changes people's living and learning.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

opportunities to transfer within company based on your interest and skill set. Career transition and technology learning is available for people who have passion and are willing to learn.

Cons

Well established company with relative mature technologies and business model, the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder is not easy. The culture has changed significantly due to the lack of diversity mid-level management layer.

Advice to Management

provide the position rotation opportunity to retain the talent

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  1. Fun but boring towards the end

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about networks,

    Cons

    Big company issues. got boring towards the end so I left


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    Voice Technology Group - avoid at all costs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are supportive about flex time and telecommuting. Paychecks arrive as scheduled.

    Cons

    There is no on-boarding. If you need to know about something, (f.e.; auto-deposit payroll vs. commission checks) you're expected to find it on the poorly-indexed corporate website(s). For somethings you can call HR in California. The phone staff was always friendly & the on-hold times were ok. However, even at ok, altogether it'll make for very long first days. There is no relocation assistance, so bargain hard for that signing bonus! I can only speak from my experiences, but in my opinion - Do not work for this company. Not unless you enjoy being bludgeoned out of your career by small-minded micro-managers. If you have another option, take it. I had options. And I chose Cisco! Dammit. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Advice to Management

    Quit valuing your 60% margin over your employees. Provide real on-boarding. You need to enable employees to give honest (i.e., truly anonymous) feedback of their manager.


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