Cisco Systems - Good Overall Company with great benefits. Subject to whims of layoffs every couple of years. | Glassdoor
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"Good Overall Company with great benefits. Subject to whims of layoffs every couple of years."

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Generally a leader in the networking industry backbone. Pay and benefits are good to start. Lot's of opportunity to rotate jobs. Good work/life balance and ability to work remote.

Cons

Very difficult to get raises. Make sure you come in at a grade level that you are comfortable with for several years because it can be tough to get grade level promotions. You may be subject to layoffs every 1-2 years that may not be tied to your performance.

Advice to Management

Define more clear career opportunities. Take a longer term view to talent and quit making so many restructuring efforts that cause morale to plummet.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Best job in my 32 Year Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist III in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Flexibility and Team chemistry

    Cons

    Long hours and high pressure

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support a work life balance.


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    "Work life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest individuals in the industry, the projects are challenging and give you the opportunity to lead and drive the technology direction for your customers.
    Have been here less than a year, really enjoying working for the team... Hopefully can maintain this review in the years to come.

    Cons

    With the latest layoff announcement, people have been put under more pressure to perform (which isn't a bad thing). More project responsibilities have fallen on most people and under the radar to deliver.
    I guess it's understandable when the company is going through drastic change. With the recent changes, the company's outlook looks stronger coming into next year.

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