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"Great company. Great benefits. Management is a craps shoot."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay, benefits are great, awesome technology. Working for an innovative company that's an industry leader is an experience. The conveniences and ways that you are taken care of as an employee are second to none.

Cons

The worst people at this company seem to be bulletproof. Great people go with every layoff while those that make working here a chore seem to last like cockroaches. And work life balance can be nonexistent.

Advice to Management

Working 24x7 does not make someone a better employee. Be open to feedback and listen to your team.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Exciting at first - now just a "job""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    still a lot of great minds at work, and in some organizations - innovations are still being encouraged. still the #1 in networking in most market segments

    Cons

    politics are getting in the way. people are too busy protecting themselves and are too concerned about who is going to get the credit. risk taking is no longer the norm but the exception.

    Advice to Management

    spend a little less time about your own bonus multiplier -- think about what's good for the customers - which will ultimately translate to improvement to your own bonus target


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering - Product Development Organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    top notch talent
    very motivated teams
    many opportunities for growth
    always looking for the next growth area - which continues to provide new job opportunities
    strong community and family outreach - care about the welfare of both

    Cons

    need to provide better talent pooling and job rotation
    size and rate of growth has impacted the innovation and entrepreneurial culture in established business units

    Advice to Management

    continue to push autonomous and self directed teams to get back some of the small company feel

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