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Helpful (1)

No ego, little politics, great work-life balance - at the cost of low-energy environment.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I like how my colleagues are down-to-earth, in a real way. I interviewed with hot industry names and was really put-off by the arrogance of the people I've met. The work-life balance is also very good. The compensation is competitive with most of the top names in the market. Also, management is experienced and good to learn from.

Cons

It's an older culture. People are not very driven. The company isn't really innovating. The benefits are good, not amazing - the ESPP program, for example, is pretty good for a corporate.

Advice to Management

Management should create special tracks for younger employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    I have been at Cisco for several years and they have treated me very well. No complaints here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I have worked with are top notch. Great leadership, excellent managers, excellent pay scale, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Multiple layoffs/restructuring. The company is strong. Workforce reductions are an attempt to target key growth areas in a terrible economy and rapidly transitioning environment.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineering Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package, focus on employee participation in volunteer work, including matching donations to certain charities and foundations

    Cons

    Overall the main issue I saw with Cisco was the size of the company itself. Because it is so large, many projects may get cancelled or sold off to another company.


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