I have wanted to work at this company for several years. I applied several times per year for 6 years. Finally got a look this year. The job I have is very sought after and it's a relatively small... group within the company. Everything I hoped for is here. My managers are amazing. They are forward thinking, trusting, trustworthy, experienced in my work and experienced in management. They are accessible without micromanaging. The team is free of micro- aggressions, culturally aware (since we make visual content this is very important) and we are well funded so that the content we produce suits the company for which we're doing the work. The company culture is one that cares about the employees, listens to the employees and respects the employees. That doesn't mean we get our way with everything. But we are heard and considered which is important to the relationship. This company puts a big emphasis on volunteerism and giving back to your community and they provide you with some time each year to donate to the cause of your choice and they match donations to your favorite charities. So, you can find cause you believe in and the company will support the work you do for them. Many companies have this perk, but it is a fantastic perk to have at work. Additionally, this company supports the LGBTQ+ community and minority groups and is committed to equal pay for equal work and leveling gender equality amongst it's staff, which only makes the company better for everyone. If you can find a job at this company, I highly recommend it. May teams are completely remote (as is mine) other teams have a hybrid office style, and still other teams are needed in the office on the regular. But the company is flexible, despite having really fantastic towers in multiple cities around the world. I've visited several offices now and they each have comparable amenities and comforts so wherever you go you can expect a similar experience.
I'm still relatively new and I don't actually have any "cons" for this company. I suspect that whatever they might be, they will be relatively insignificant and sound pretty entitled. This is my best... career experience thus far.
Cisco has so much to offer. They put a lot of emphasis on diversity and inclusion and they really seem to mean it. They offer stretch assignment opportunities, paid time off to volunteer, lots of... seminars/presentations on various topics. Great benefits and PTO too.
Haven't found any yet, really.