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"i have always been challenged at Cisco."

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in Raleigh, NC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent benefits and great opportunities. If you have a child with Autism, this is one of the best companies to work for.

Cons

Usual problems with big companies in terms of cliques and politics.

Advice to Management

Dont hire/promote your friends. Its a vicious cycle that needs to be broken.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

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    "I love it"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    I get to work on a large project where hard work is respected and occasionally rewarded. Code reviews are taken seriously and smart solutions are noticed. I love the unpredictably of work assignments that comes with working on a new product with agile development, but to be fair, it drives others nutty.

    Cons

    It is not just enough to be an amazing developer; you must also have the trust of your peers who may be spread across multiple sites and teams. If you have an uncompromising approach to software development is, then you may have trouble at Cisco.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco salaries are lagging other top tier employers in the Austin area.


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    "Cisco's an awesome company to work for!!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great IT infrastructure
    Great on-line tools to help with every area of your job
    People are always willing to help and go above and beyond

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy can tend to delay decision making longer than normal
    Seems like there was a re-org at the end of every fiscal year
    Had troubles figuring out their core competencies. I think they finally have it right.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core competency. Stress accountability at every level of the organization.

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