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"Good Company to learn about Networking"

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Working with Cisco Systems for 3 years. There is a good work life balance.
You get good returns/perks for the work you put in.

Cons

Lots of hours, expected to work on many weekends. Roadmap is not always clear.
Growth option are limited.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Passion for technology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, transparency, diverse job roles , very good culture

    Cons

    bad compensation, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Please take care about your sub-ordinates and help them to gain some monetary benefits


  2. "Challenging, but their TAC is great."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco pretty much owns soup to nuts when it comes to networking, voice, security, data center, ...etc

    Lots of opportunities if you have the experience.

    Cons

    Cisco just used to hire great people and let them move around to share experience. Cisco just wants to buy companies and people that have what they need. The companies they buy stay silo'd which keeps any growth from happening.

    Advice to Management

    Every thing now seems to be based on the stock dividend and not in finding ways to make the stock price change. Cisco culture used to be about the company and its wonderful employees, Coming to Cisco was like winning the lottery, now its just become another corporate job. People just want to put Cisco on their resume so they can find something better.

    Crappy inconsistent support is what influenced many people to buy Cisco years ago. in the beginning you hoped Cisco was in the network, as they did not point fingers and were easy to work with and Cisco knew this very well. The new goal to outsource everything and still try to appear to be the premier choice is only leading to mediocrity. People are still looking for the personal touch of smaller companies that are focused on their products and value their engineering talent, It would appear that Cisco's response to this to hunt these companies down, then buy and destroy their culture.

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