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"Not the company it was, but good career opportunities"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior, Director, Engineering in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior, Director, Engineering in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Cisco has many opportunities to move your career forwards, they make it easy to move around inside the company. The overall compensation is very good and the employee benefits are excellent compared to most other companies.

Cons

Big company processes (extremely slow), big company politics (and egos) and not too many exciting opportunities if you like to innovate.

Advice to Management

Eliminate the silo mentality, GM's are only about their own P&L, they don't work with other GM's for the betterment of Cisco as a whole.

Learn how to bring innovation back into the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place in the midst of realignment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategy in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategy in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people
    Fast paced for a large company

    Cons

    Not impressed with middle management

    Advice to Management

    Fix the middle management and ensure that you are retaining top talent


  2. "Good place to learn networking"

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

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

    Pros

    - Helpful folks. People have been here a long time and know a lot about networking
    - Suffecient ramp up time to learn
    - Exposure to every major customers network.

    Cons

    - Has a strong heirarchy.
    - slow growth
    - Lots of slogging.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees are motivated. You cannot assume employees are just going to stay forever even if you dont motivate them.


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