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"Good company...looking to stay relevant"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great leadership
Fast paced
Balanced work life

Cons

Weak cloud strategy
Employee perks could be better

Advice to Management

Invest more in employees
Attain a cloud direction

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Not the best, but definitely not the worst"

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

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

    Pros

    - compensation is fair and generally merit based
    - good work life balance in most teams

    Cons

    - work isn't very challenging
    - personal growth isn't great
    - middle management politics
    - horrible internally developed engineering tools
    - promotions aren't merit based (compensation is, however)

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on good products, revenues will follow
    - Go easy on process, focus on fun
    - Scrap the dreadful Cisco engineering tools, move to modern systems
    - Don't wait for a downturn to cut the flab


  2. "System Test Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice team building atmosphere, well work and life balance.

    Cons

    There has been too many BU restructures happening in last 3 years, and often

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