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"Good, Bad, and Ugly of Large Corporation"

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Stability and compensations are pretty good. Plenty of resources.

Cons

Employee evaluation is based on how good s/he writes or tells to the manager, and her/his peers tell to the manager. Social networking and politics are almost a must to survive, Rating system encourage back-stabbing among peers, and turf guarding.

Advice to Management

More effort in knowing each individual contribution. Less turf guarding. Probably replace/compliment individual based rating with team based ratings.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nice facilities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Organized structure, Everything is established, you just have to follow the rule. So things can be pretty simple.

    Cons

    Laying off people is always happening


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A very large company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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