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Not the same company

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsFlexible hours
Lots of smart people to work with until it comes to management.
Decent benefits.
Teleworker options available for many.

Cons-Too political and bureaucratic.
-Too many chiefs. Too many managers, project managers, program managers.
-Engineering staff looked upon as "resources" to be shuffled around rather than prize possession.
-Too much corporate double talk and jargon.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore emphasis on engineering.
Fire yourselves because you are doing a horrible job and running this company into the ground.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overhelmingly inconsistent

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems


    Pros: Leading edge technology company. High corporate name recognition. Cons: Cross functional groups do not work in concert with each… Advice to Senior Management: Quit burning out employees. More
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    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: Good overall work environment. Motivation depends on which part of Cisco… Cons: Cisco is losing focus on core strengths A fair level of bureaucracy… Advice to Senior Management: Cisco is losing focus on core strengths A fair level of bureaucracy… More
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