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Huge company, too much politics

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Depends on your team really, if you have a great team there are a lot of perks.

Cons

Innovative projects get cancelled due to politics.

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  1. Great for some, but not for all.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Great work/life balance (for some, but not all)
    + Come in when you want, work from home, generous PTO
    + Pay is nice, but not best compared to other companies in Silicon Valley

    Cons

    - Annually cuts in thousands
    - Some people are overworked, some are underworked (even across the same team)
    - Very slow to change
    - University hires get absolutely no choice as to what position they are placed in


  2. Helpful (1)

    Once a great company, now bottlenecked and destroyed by the yes people and dead wood

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Great innovation and leadership my first 10 years.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership my last 5 years. Too many cronies, too many people getting big salary doing nothing. Typical for a $50B company growth problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep you talent, don't push them away. Braintrust is gone.


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