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"Good management and coworkers"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very good, helpful culture within group. People were always ready to help, good mentorship provided to new comers. Management had good communication and were empathetic to employee needs. Being a large company, much scope for moving positions between divisions.

Cons

Some of the legacy systems just need maintenence and some bells and whistles development. Not much creativity and growth possible. Maybe the restructing has improved things.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

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    "Easy, steady"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Can climb corporate ladder or sit back and go with the flow. Sky is the limit at Cisco. You can chill with your feet on the ground if you would like to.

    Cons

    It is easy to get caught up in a relaxed working environment and lose your motivation. Salary is relatively lower than most valley jobs. Team members are older.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Territorial and Political"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is great to be able to work from home and maintain a relatively flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The marketing organization at Cisco is one of the most political organizations I have ever worked in. There is a constant land grab going on, people crowing about work they did that is simply their day job. Politics are commonplace, especially in large organizations, but this is ridiculous and not exactly a motivator. Also, make sure you negotiate well in terms of your incoming salary because raises are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Quit talking out of both sides of your mouth, take care of your people.

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