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Not the place it used to be but still a great company and very good place to work and build a career.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Individual Contributor In Manufacturing in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Individual Contributor In Manufacturing in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The quality of the people, integrity and business ethics and work/life balance. Although there are fewer opportunities for upward mobility, lateral movement is very common and there are a broad range of possibilities.

Cons

Beyond grade 10 or eleven 11 Upward mobility is much more difficult and politics are intense.

Advice to Management

Cisco is unnecessarily complex in many areas. Need to focus on simplification.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. 16 years and still here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco does its best to treat employees well, with lots of opportunities to grow and make an impact. Work life balance is very respected. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Sometimes big changes and shifts are not handled very gracefully. That has definitely been an occasional source of frustration. If you start as a contractor, your chances of ever becoming an employee are slim. Raises don't seem to happen as often as they should.


  2. A good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with internal opportunities, if you learn how to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    Decisions take too long, everything is very slow.


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