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"overall satisfactory"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

good balance between family life and work. good benefit like vacation, medical.

Cons

too many managers, and slow growth, limited senior position promotion opportunity.
compensation is average or lower in industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great company as long as you make it to the top 25% in the annual forced stack rating."

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

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

    Pros

    Great in giving people opportunity if they are willing and committed to work hard, enormous education opportunities (internal and external).

    Cons

    Question on executive promotions and the executive leadership team, would need a big change to get back to the attractive employer it once was. The biggest issue is the complete lack of internal knowledge management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Management transparency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company for:
    - learning techniques
    - paid advanced education
    - collaborative work
    - flexible timing
    - reasonably convenient workplace environment
    - good bonus (if paid out)

    Cons

    Upward mobility, especially if you're in middle management is almost impossible unless you're hitched to the right VP/SVP - who is moving upwards.

    Stock price (saw it slide from over $30 to around $15 in the 2000s)

    Advice to Management

    "Be sincere about utterances such as more transparent management practices".
    "Weed out the culture of kickbacks and cronyisms brought in by the south asian crowd"

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