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Cisco - Flawed but Still One of the Best

Program Specialist (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

ProsThis is a very good company to work for as far as large corporations go. People are generally treated with respect (although there are always exceptions) and the culture is nice - teamwork oriented, etc. The benefits are pretty good.

ConsNo regular raises since 2001 - it is possible to get "equity adjustments" but very difficult. Even top performers tend to go a year or two between these "adjustments." In terms of salary, loyalty is not rewarded - it is very common for Cisco to hire externally at higher pay grades than the internal people who have been there for a long time - and the external hires do not necessarily have more experience overall.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall this is a very well run company but morale could be higher in the trenches if compensation was handled in a more fair manner.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One satisfied product manager

    Product Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: Cisco is a very stable and focused company. It's been a great learning experience. It has a very fair and open communication culture. Many employees… Cons: - Limited growth opportunities - Maturing industry fundamentals - Too much inward… Advice to Senior Management: Current compenstation system tends to discourage employee movement within groups. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Satisfied, but hungry.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: Work experience gained is excellent. Cons: Workload is pretty intense. Some managers are better much than… Advice to Senior Management: Hire more talent. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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