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"Great training opportunities, flexible schedule"

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Former Employee - Network Engineer in Boxborough, MA
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Boxborough, MA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Telecommuting, training, labs are great, cutting edge gear

Cons

Complicated management practices, low stock price

Advice to Management

Communicate less through email

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (17)

    "High quality company with excellent people talent that has lost its edge"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, excellent people and plentiful talent, still a good culture and values about fair play and caring for people

    Cons

    An interesting mix of strong hatred of clear goals with accountability, thick red-tape bureaucracy, self-serving senior leadership that has been brought in externally mixed with the wrong sort in power internally

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership is out of touch, arrogant and seeming just doesn't care about anything substantial, except furthering their own personal careers. Management is absolutely "frozen" and there is a thick air of "play along to get along" and feedback is not obtained and when it is, it's ignored and spun.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you're in the right business unit."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and get new responsibilities. Get formal trainings via classes and informal trainings from senior engineers and tech leads. All the pros to working in a big corporation.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes long time to align with the priorities of the higher management. There are a lot of levels of management, getting re-organized almost periodically.

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