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nice place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

Pros

smart peoples cooperate to achieve common goals
best benefits, health care, 401K...
open communication between team mates and managers

Cons

waste of time on sometimes useless process
sometimes decision making is rather slow

Advice to ManagementAdvice

nothing particular

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Cisco Job Preview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Richfield, OH

    Pros

    - Paysacle.
    - Duties.
    - Flextime.
    - Able to telecommute when the job calls for it.
    - Culture.
    - Review process.

    Cons

    - Employee ranking system.
    - Review process.
    - The engineering process too restricting at times.
    - The too many layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None. I think Cisco management does a good job of executing the plans, I am not sure the employee ranking systems is a positive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Cisco culture changing for the worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    -Flexible Work Schedule
    -Good , well-rounded benefits package
    -Smart People with a lot of support
    -Results-focused culture
    -Financial stability of company

    Cons

    -Avg promotion time is 6-7 yrs - to get a promotion you need to pound on your chest and perhaps step over others
    -Long hours are expected - you have a flexible work schedule but expected to work all the time
    -No more stock options or RSU's
    -Moving jobs to low cost regions of the world
    -New leaders coming into the company are disconnected from the employee base - new leaders just hire "Their guy", and start all over
    -In just the past year: Finance layoff, forced rotations, No more free soda's, No more paying for cell phone and home internet, and movement of finance jobs outside of US or to lower cost non-SJ locations - what's next?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen to the employees more, take seriously the employee feedback surveys, especially in regards to Promotions
    -Improve communication to management team

    Disapproves of CEO
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