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"Laid back environment with drawbacks"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good Benefits (health insurance, 401K matching up to 4.5%, ESPP)
Work/life balance
Flexible hours and ability to work from home as desired
Sometimes generous CAP rewards (both cash and restricted stock options)

Cons

Not a very diverse SWE employee base
Not a terribly thrilling work environment
Equity has questionable worth
Too much politics involved in performance reviews and promotions
Have not been very pleased with compenastion

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential wasted by middle management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent salary and excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    highly political, projects never got done

    Advice to Management

    focus on retaining talent


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bittersweet"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for technical experience.
    Great co-workers on my teams.
    There are many small perks such as free exercise facility and on-campus dining, banking, etc.

    Cons

    Losing the 'Cisco culture' and becoming another Nortel, IBM, etc.
    Touts teamwork while at the same time implementing 'stack-ranking' and bottom 5% reductions or force-outs.
    Reacts with cutbacks and short-sighted decisions when stock holders sneeze.


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