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"A great company to work for and have a balanced personal life."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Richardson, TX
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Challenging problems and exceptional talent.

Cons

Still holds on to older technologies and doesn't invest much in user experience.

Advice to Management

invest more in User Experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Political, Lack of Communication, Silo'd"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, Industry leader, ability to telecommute, many good people who work hard to get things done.

    Cons

    Very political, poor communications, very "need-to-know" information flow. Constant re-organizations, you are told, not asked, what you new position will be. Vice Presidents surround themselves with allies and the allies surround themselves with allies. You need to be in San Jose and in the right building to get promoted. A lot of full-time yet part time workers, do the minimum to stay hidden.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Chambers, Break the internal cartels and silos , Don't let indians hire and promote only indians, Stop spending and wasting a fortune on useless marketing and other communication activities. Stop trying to be "hip" you're no longer going after the consumer market.


  2. "Working for Cisco"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    The culture, team environment, many smart people in the company, always something to learn and grow. Management promotes initiative and going the extra mile for co workers and the company

    Cons

    Work is always ongoing,, if your a telecommuter it's hard to get noticed for the good work and effort you put in

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting within, find ways to recognize work from telecommuters too

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