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"Positive experience to gain new skills"

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Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Opportunities to work on different things and gain new skills or exposure to new responsibilities.

Cons

Lackluster compensation; the company has taken away every employee perk and redistributed the wealth to directors who do no work. Management takes care of management for compensation but not individual contributors.

Advice to Management

Don't just tell Fortune Magazine you value employees. Show it by compensation and benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Good people, not much in terms of professional growth"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Depending on the business unit you're in you may be working with good technologies.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is widespread. Cisco engineers do spend long hours and work hard, however their productivity and time they spend (and in turn satisfaction) are affected due to processes which aren't necessarily helping put a great product out there.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of empire expansion focus on hiring and retaining top talent.


  2. "Slow work with huge number of meetings that do not result in any thing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - This has one of the best Benefits in the industry
    - Great Choice of everything, when it comes to support stuff

    Cons

    The type of work is Very Slow,
    People do just Meetings, Meetings, Meetings and Meetings and very few things are actually accomplished.
    Very Gloomy Environment to work in.
    Too many people to work on one thing

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat out. That is fire unnecessary people
    Give better salaries to employees. They stay here for bonuses, nothing else.

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