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general review

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

some teams are good, depends on what you like and what you get to work

Cons

no growth, recognition not totally fair

Advice to Management

engineers come first, then managers

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Large company that executes well

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company that has weathered the economic situation very well. Business units are largely autonomous, but there is cross unit collaboration.

    Cons

    Very limited management visibility beyond the VP/GM level so that the folks that talk the most (and don't know much) are usually the ones making (bad) decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the core values of the company and shed weight at the mid-management levels. Ensure acquisitions are properly evaluated - sometimes they appear to be ad-hoc.


  2. An average place to support career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable profitable company with a lot of works. It is good for entry level engineers to learn and grow technical knowledge.

    Cons

    Forced ranking in performance review that only reward top 25% of employee. Created atmosphere of unfair treatments.

    Advice to Management

    Balance out the reward fairly.


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