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"10 Years in and hoping for 10 more"

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

While Cisco does expect a lot from its employees, I am extremely impressed with its compensation and work life balance. I have seen Cisco do extraordinary things for my coworkers when they absolutely need it the most. Makes me very proud...

Cons

I struggle to find a negative, but If you are more comfortable with a small organization, then Cisco isn't the place for you.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Secure and stable job, no innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent salary and benefits.
    - You can cruise along without doing much in some business units

    Cons

    - You can cruise along without doing much in some business units - low performers rarely fired
    - No emphasis on innovation - you will pretty much be adding some incremental little features on existing systems or maintaining legacy systems.
    - Not a place for young superstars. Even if you rank in the top performance bracket, you might not get a promotion because there are 15 other older folks in the promotion pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of dead wood in middle management, get rid of it.


  2. "Sluggish, but you meet some brilliant people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet some brilliant people, and sometimes there are a few cool projects you can come across. Also, great flexibility in terms of work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of hot air, and it can take LOT of time to get anything done. Some areas are pretty bureaucratic in nature and it can bog down your interest.

    Advice to Management

    Give people freedom to do things as fast as they want to!

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