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"Great company to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Learning Opportunity and good compensation/benefit

Cons

Lack of visibility and require politics savvy

Advice to Management

Recognize low level engineer effort

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to retire"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility. Ability to take off time to care for young child, aging parent.
    Ability to work across multiple technologies, change groups, roles.

    Cons

    Late working hours with global teams, Extremely slow promotions. The company is good for someone who is not looking for growth but only needs a steady pay check. Upper management positions are mostly filled from outside or through acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco is good for lateral moves. Many people choose to leave Cisco to grow. The salaries are below the industry standard. Unless there is a radical change in management, the company will continue to be flat.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "User Experience is on the bottom of the food chain."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary
    Ability to work from home
    Healthcare benefits
    401K match
    Volunteer hours

    Cons

    It is a shark tank. Whole departments are at war with each other. The Collaboration Group is highly risk-averse and re-organization happens quarterly to serve sr leadership's concerns. Employees are disoriented and stressed out, expected to produce miracles without any support. Managers talk at their teams, giving directions that come straight from marketing brochures, and then scurry off to their endless closed door meetings. Their arrogance is breath-taking.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace fewer features per product, but more challenging features to implement, in order to produce products that people will really value. Stop pretending that what management wants to use is what should be built. Advise everyone on their constraints of their role and show respect for everyone's contribution. Stop stepping on human beings and lashing out at them, treating them like pawns in a chess game who should, as more than one manager has said, "just shut up and be grateful they have a job".

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