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"a great place to work with alot of smart and fun people"

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Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- there are good benefits, including a good daycare
- culture of open communication
- friendly and challenging work environment

Cons

- promotions are slow to come
- stock keeps going down or stays low
- projects move slowly due to large siloed systems. takes a long time to bring alignment amongst groups in order to move a project forward.

Advice to Management

need to make more of an effort to reward the good work of the employees in some way even if not monetary (when budgets are being cut).

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Work/life balance most of the time

    Cons

    Too much politics and promotion within own network

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (1)

    "used to be great, not anymore"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, PR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still some name recognition, although rapidly diminishing value
    Exposure to new technologies, though not well thought out
    Bonus is decent at times
    Ability to work from home
    Talented peer engineers

    Cons

    Work from home is expected (Silently mandatory), and is over abused.
    Long work hours worse than start-ups without the adequate rewards in terms of potential stock gains - kind of moot since Cisco stock is stuck in a quagmire.
    Gradual erosion of benefits to the point of penny pinching leading to loss of morale.
    Steady deterioration in health benefits to the point that health benefits at start-ups are better.
    Managers and Senior management are getting fat over the backs of engineers.
    The pulse survey is a joke and exists only to meet some ISO 9000 audit.
    Not a good place for an engineer over the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat starting with the very top, and apply the bottom 5% rule. Act now to stem the slide in Cisco value.
    It is time to clean out the entire senior management and the Board of directors.
    Do not penny pinch as this is a bad image for the company and a big morale sapper.

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