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"Large company, but with many opportunities."

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

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

Pros

Large stable company, not struggling to get funded or get product name recognition. Everyone in the networking world knows the name Cisco. It's a great resume entry.

Cons

Not all groups are well funded, and promotion opportunities are more limited from within. There is a bit of an internal joke that says if you are looking for a promotion, leave the company and get it there.. then come back at your new level.

Advice to Management

Don't neglect your internal personel in your pursuit of new external hires. It is very demoralizing to be struggling for a few years to get promoted or a substantial pay raise only to see a new hire come in from a competitor with a higher grade or substantial pay raise when compared to your own.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great company to learn and develop horizontal expertise in networking"

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

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

    Pros

    - Job rotation is encouraged to develop all-around skills
    - Work/life balance
    - Onsite childcare
    - Strong exec team

    Cons

    - Promotions take forever to come
    - VP's are not very nimble in decision making and very risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    - Quicker decision making and more upfront innovation ( in terms of leading the market).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very good if you work in the right project"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work Flexiblilty
    - Package
    - Big Company/Opportunities

    Cons

    - Very little diversity
    - Recognition
    - Political

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of slackers

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