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"All in all -- it's a good place to work"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

In my experience bonus + salary is pretty tough to match at competitors. Great work/family balance, working remotely is generally allowed (but I never tried to abuse it). In general the work is interesting and furthers my career as a software engineer.

Cons

Sometimes I feel as if my work assignments are not as "meaty" as I would like. At other companies I've had a lot broader scope and responsibility. It's not always the case; I think it varies from group to group and even manager to manager. Promotions can be tough to come by (at least for grade 10 and above) and is largely dictated by your level of visibility and playing politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great place to work overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Great team members
    - Flexible work arrangements
    - Interesting work
    - Flexibility to change roles to gain new skills

    Cons

    - Stock hasn't done much for the past several years
    - Layoffs the past few years have led to a lot of shuffling of management


  2. "definitely in that sustaining phase of the business, not the innovator they once were"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 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

    The company still has a lot of smart people working on bringing novel networking technology into the marketplace.

    Cons

    Like all 800 # gorilla's adjusting to market transitions is a long process and there's considerable resistance to embracing change.

    Advice to Management

    Please figure out how to make the transition to being a software company.

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