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"Cisco truly is a great company to work for!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Challenging and fulfilling work
Competitive compensation
Great benefits - gym, daycare, on-site health center, excellent coverage for fertility treatment & adoption, and many incentitives to stay fit and give back
Flexible schedule with work from home and other locations option

Cons

Can be long hours if you don't self-manage your time
Not as much investment in outside professional development as I'd like

Advice to Management

Stay competitive with compensation... especially with top performers who should be a 1.0 or above comp ratio! Invest more in professional development for people... even make it mandatory to ensure development is taken seriously.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "A great global company to work for"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market Leader in the Networking arena
    John Chambers - a visionary leader helping the company stay ahead of competition

    Cons

    Company has grown very large, not as nimble like some of thier smaller competitors
    Very slow stock price growth

    Advice to Management

    The "council" format of management was not working very well, as it added a lot of confusion trickling down to the rank and file


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Technology, Terrible Middle Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers great opportunity to to work with the best technology in the industry. Great flex time options working from home. Many opportunities to learn new technologies and free to move between internal jobs after one year in current job.

    Cons

    Very bloated middle management, too many sales organizational restructuring severely affecting customer relationships. Middle management is very political, indifferent and not open to suggestions. If you want to keep your job then don't question management initiatives. Management will destroy your career if you are assertive and ambitious. The Cisco culture is long gone and has become a very difficult place to work with all the politics occurring. If you are not part of the good old boys club, then work will be frustrating and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to treat their members with respect as opposed to the threatening and unprofessional behavior some lower level employees are subject too.

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