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"Turned out way better than expected"

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

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

Pros

Work - life balance is amazing.
Everything is networked. You can work from home.
Most managers don't care how long you work as long as you get the work done.
I reach the office by 11 am. And that is fine.
Because I'm not a morning person, I absolutely love the flexible working hours.
The compensation and benefits are great. I was never expecting to be paid in 6 figures, fresh out of college.

Cons

Seems a bit political.
Raises are rare it seems. Not sure.

Advice to Management

How about more goodies like backpacks and tee shirts?
Those go a long way for new hires.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Worked with great people in a very fast paced environment"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to work with so many different people in such a short amount of time.

    Cons

    High stress workplace. You're expected to work long hours often.


  2. "Flexible, decent pay, collaborative environment, but moves too slow in today's tech world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II 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 flexible work environment. People are generally very smart, open, and helpful. Very large campus allows for a lot of networking, and people are often encouraged to move around in different roles within a function.

    Cons

    Cisco has put a lot of red-tape in the way of an agile and quick work environment. You can get lost easily in this large company if you don't proactively manage your career. A number of high-performing employees either new to the company or new to their role were given an average performance rating because "they were new"... This is indicative of a seniority based company, not a performance based company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in developing talent. Young ambitious employees quickly hit the wall and many choose to move to different companies to continue to progress. Create more programs for high-performers to gain visibility, take on new and challenging projects within or outside their current role, and don't be stingy with bonuses for a job well done.


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