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"Great company with good benefits, but a little bureaucratic at times"

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Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Typically work with qualified and fun colleagues on sales opportunities. Can be a fast-paced environment depending on your job role. Overall the management does a pretty good job and the benefits are comparable to other companies in the area

Cons

It's a large company, so some amount of bureaucracy is to be expected. It's not nearly as bad as some of the other companies I've experienced, but it does exist.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers. Enjoyed the camaraderie.

    Cons

    Rapid changes. Difficult to maintain steady progress.

    Advice to Management

    Continue advancing. Keep focus on worker's needs. Not sure how I would improve things in this turbulent industry that is on the verge of some major upheavals.


  2. "I grew as a professional during my stint in Cisco Systems!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Execution focused organization. Decent work-life balance.
    2. Relationship building is key to be successful - truly the human network at play!
    3. Employee friendly culture. Great benefits.

    Cons

    1. A bit of top-down decision making. The firms' large size forces senior execs to bet only on mainstream trends (a liability for people who want fast moving careers).
    2. Lot of presentation & meetings, in the name of collaboration, kills productivity compared to working in a startup/mid-size firm.

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