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"a better place to work"

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

Pros

* interesting work if you choose to look for it. The base code has evolved over the last twenty+ years.
* great people
* telecommuting
* reasonable pay and benefits
* work / life balance
* both public and monetary recognition for a job well done

Cons

The same problems one finds everywhere:
* politics politics politics
* Promotion is often based on cliques.
* Far too many middle managers.
* no management consistency -- one manager will allow telecommuting, another will not.
* the company is no longer a startup, and new technologies are purchased, not developed in house

Advice to Management

Trim management levels. There are far too many middle managers with 0 - 3 direct reports.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Good name to have on resume"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has obviously great name recognition, and it's a good place to jump start a career and move off into other companies. Cisco has Solid management -- lots of talented people are there, although now things move a bit more slowly than at a more nimble startup environment.

    Cons

    It's a long way from San Francisco, where I live, and my job made it difficult to work from home. I was on the WebEx side, and it's not completely a meritocracy -- it's often been a place where having a good relationship with higher ups mattered more than talent or impact.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of promoting


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work and smart people.

    Cons

    It can feel like a very big company.

    Advice to Management

    Enable anyone to work from home as long as their work can be measured.

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