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"frugal, hard-working, calculating culture"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The company has very flexible hours, concentrated campuses, and a never-ending supply of work. Management is fairly open and very ethical. All courses and all-hands meetings allow for submission of feedback, which helps each employee to participate in their improvement.

Cons

Unfortunately, there are also rigid career development tracks, competing internal projects, and little fun. And even though most quarters we report record numbers, the company stock has gone nowhere in forever, and there are continual staff reductions every 6-18 months. The status quo has not been very beneficial to the rank and file.

Advice to Management

The company would benefit from incorporating some inward focus on its employees and their development rather than be 100% outwardly focused on the markets all the time.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Execellent customer focused execution and lot to learn."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large customer base and large portofolio and a leader in networking.

    Cons

    Very large company environement and hence execution challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Respect people, grow more agile environment and strategy to build software business.


  2. "Amazing, learning experience with very great work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work/life balance and great team approach

    Cons

    Less rotational opportunities to groups where the skills are transferable.

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