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"Good working environment but it is a large corporation so there are some issue."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good salary, the bonus is nice (when it applies) and work flexibility. Depending on the job but the ability to work from home with a corporate router and phone. Decent benefits for medical and dental. Free onsite gym.

Cons

Layoffs (several in last two years 2011-12), outsourcing, many management layers, with a bunch of senior management. Cafeteria food is overpriced.

Advice to Management

Don't outsource technical jobs.. it doesn't work very well.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (9)

    "It's like the Army with a decent paycheck"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Your paycheck didn't bounce even during the worst of the last recession.

    Cons

    You could remove 5 of the top 6 layers of management and no one would notice, except things would get done. Hopeless groups of managers having meetings about having meetings.

    Advice to Management

    next time you do layoffs start at the top down and you might get somewhere.


  2. "super fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - IT Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed culture, learned a lot, flexible work hours, great people, management values interns a lot

    Cons

    not very many, they always take feed back on the intern program to improve the experience

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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