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"A very large company."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Endless opportunity, easy path up for careerists, access to cutting edge technology, chance to make a real difference in the world's largest markets.

Cons

Endless big-company hell. Filled with careerists and nepotism/friends-and-family hires. Everything takes four times longer than it would in even a mid-sized company.

Advice to Management

Kill about ten X more programs than you already have. Stop investing in stupid crap.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "A great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Empowerment to do your job,.

    Cons

    Big company equal bureaucracy and a resistance to innovate or "just do it"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Getting stagnent, company has gotten too large."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, benefits are fine. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Company is too large and not mobile enough. Can get stuck doing the same thing for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Need to act more like a smaller company to be more agile.

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