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"Cisco is the best"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer V in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer V in Richardson, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work from home
Training
Restricted Stock Grants
CAP Awards
Growth
Compensation
Flexible hours
Flexible travel
Purchase Card
Travel and Expense Card
Employee Stock Purchase Program

Cons

Drinking from fire hose
High pressure environment
High expectation level
Sometimes overly ambitious goal setting

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Quiet, scared, resentful, paranoid, good hard working people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work if you can get it. There are a lot of good people and good workers there.

    Cons

    Morale is bad. So many layoffs. Contractors treated poorly in some groups. Layoffs have created holes in the organization makes you wonder what's falling through the cracks. Contracts end sooner than expected. They have a huge world presence, but they can't seem to prevent layoffs after layoffs. There is a money leakage somewhere, perhaps the markets are saturated?

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate losing product lines and focus on money makers. Get into the commercial sector. Continue aggressive marketing. Treat employees like humans on a daily basis.


  2. "Great work life balance."

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    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Lot of good engineers to learn from.

    Cons

    Worst place to be if you are on h1b and wanting to file for green card, due to periodical layoffs. Slow paced in terms of product development.

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