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"Not really worth."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good compensation & benefits if you have an upper hand.

Cons

Once you have accepted the offer & joined, it is quite difficult to move up or get appreciated, unless you are good at kiss a** to succeed.

Lot of engineers with mediocre talent perhaps the budget dictates the quality of people. Bureaucracy & process bogs down everything. First skill you should need is politics and how to derail others work.

Cisco internal Pulse employee survey meant to get candid feedback about their boss / management & Cisco. But it is one big phony trick, you will forced to give a positive feedback abt boss & senior management, if not you will have to face the same consequence on performance review, because the management will indirectly warm you that they have a mechanism to identify what the individuals response are.

We are developing a product for past 4-5 years under the excuse that the customers absolutely rely on it for their day to day network operations, but in fact there is only a handful of actual users using the system out of 1000's of projected users, and we haven't even added any net new features for more than past 2 years with 20+ team just doing bug fixes, because the code & standards are so poor. There is not much respect/value for engineering, which leads to high attrition, it is like a revolving door. I have seen more than 25 people come join & leave in my team alone...

Decided its time to move on..

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Just another big company with average benefits and pay"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is financial stable and continues to make money each quarter. The company's benefits are competitive. Working at a larger site comes with extra perks like free gym membership.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get things done internally because the company is SO large. The company has recently laid off some of its workforce, but it continues to add Sr VPs. Career advancement and salary increases are hard to come by - unless you are at the top! The company's stock has been flat for years, and the amount of RSAs that are given is insultingly low.

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating more SVPs and focus on your core employees. Some groups need headcount. If we didn't have so many directors and above, we would operate much more efficiently.


  2. "Was a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get opportunities to work on complicated stuff.

    Cons

    Not enough innovation in the field i'm working in.

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