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"Great place to start your career, not good for experienced professionals"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Has great talent that the management is pushing out with their corporate moves.
First line managers have improved greatly, and now focus on their employees rather than their bosses.
Unbelievable amount of resources to learn your craft.
Flexible working locations.

Cons

Politics are horrible.
Fiefdoms exist in the business units that develop the products.
Higher level individual contributor positions do not pay competitively with the market.
No career path for experienced professionals.

Advice to Management

Keep cleaning out the middle management they just slow everything down.
Create a management training track for employees.
Stop expecting 60 hour work weeks.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The experience is just OK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Bad Senior management, first level manager are just puppets of senior managers or directors

    Advice to Management

    Clean the senior management then only the company will be on track


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people who are really passionate about their work. Good benefit (health, vacation, 401K)

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing especially for engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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