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"A very great place to work, it feels like a company that cares even though it is a large company"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

An excellent yearly review system that results in an impressive bonus. Management is accesible and each year you have an opportunity to have a lunch with the CEO (and many others with the same birthday of the month) and ask him a question if you want to. Egronimic services are available to customize your desk if that is what you need.

Cons

there could be more effort to compete with the tech start ups in providing a more interesting workplace. The offices are a bit drab.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as it used to be"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours and work from home as needed
    - Great work environment (facilities & equipment)
    - Great benefits & pay

    Cons

    - Perks were cut back in 2008/2009
    - Politics. Poor managers can succeed by managing upwards and making life miserable for the people under them.
    - Performance reviews: Team members are ranked, so even a team with all good staff someone gets a poor review and no bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Penalize managers who get bad Pulse survey results year after year to get rid of bad managers. After my teams last Pulse survey results, the director said there were no surprises with the results yet one of his managers under him was rated as ineffective by 80% of his staff! That's not a surprise? You're proud of it? This manager has had a 66% turnover in 18 months since he joined the team where the previous manager had great team morale for 3+ yrs and only team growth instead of turnover.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    best for the world, best in the world.
    technology assets
    good bench strength
    dominant position
    lots of cash reserves
    wants to succeed.

    Cons

    may be a victim of its own success.
    too many layers
    needs to value innovation differently.
    change faster to respond.

    Advice to Management

    reward and grow right people.
    focus on results.
    grow internal talent.
    be realistic in goals.
    have some fun in the company.

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