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"Good company to work for, but hard to find personal growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Cisco has highly qualified people working for them in many areas. It's easy to find support and mentoring. They provide flexible hours, and support working from home.

Cons

Cisco over the years has taken away employee benefits to improve bottom-line performance. This has resulted in a drop in employee satisfaction. Bureaucracy has crept in over the years. It will take some time to restructure the company to be a strong and growing player again like it used to be.

Advice to Management

Bring back employee benefits, however small they may be.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Grest Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People
    The Benefits
    The Location
    The Culture

    Cons

    Company Direction
    Mature, Slower Growing
    Too Many Layoffs


  2. Helpful (6)

    "No US growth, driving out its best people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We used to have free drinks. Now they have free out-placing service when they offshore your job to China or India. I guess it is a plus that you get to spend a lot of time training your offshore replacement before they let you go.

    Cons

    Too many to name. They are so big, they move like a dinosaur. Chambers says we are family. I would hate to be one of his kids.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management.

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