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"Good paying job with good work/life balance."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Lead
Current Employee - Technical Lead
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Cisco pays well, it's not in the top 10%, but it pays those employees well that it wants to keep. It does give out RSUs and the ESPP has paid well over the past few years. There are four levels of health care benefits, that make it easy to tailor your benefits. Work/like balance is dependent on your individual manager; most are very good. Lots of opportunities to move around. Patent and yearly bonuses are good.

Cons

Depending on the business unit/work group, middle management can place unrealistic demands upon individual contributors. Working outside of San Jose can be a challenge if you want to rise through the ranks; visibility is key. Sick and vacation time is combined into one pool of Paid Time Off (PTO), and the company has a policy of forcing employees to use 3 or 4 days during the year-end "holiday shutdown". Amount of earned PTO does not increase with seniority, but amount one can accumulate and save, does.

Advice to Management

Bring the remote sites into the fold better.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Amazing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive Leadership Team is Outstanding!!

    Cons

    If you are not good at managing your time at an individual level, work life balance can be difficult.


  2. "Great company - but question outlook"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Cisco is amazing. Very relationship based - with a high degree of respectful debate. There is no shortage of great ideas, nor empowerment to execute on those ideas.

    Cons

    Its been a tough run lately. With layoffs and a big emphasis on location strategy, the stress level is high. In addition, most of the growth lately has been solely due to acquisitions - not core.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. We have a problem and need to act ASAP!

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