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"Great benefits, constant investment in their employees."

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Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer II in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer II in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

No company has ever treated me as well as Cisco did.
Stellar benefits.
Constant training and incentive to grow.
Regular promotion from within.
Managers were some of the finest I've ever worked for.
Basically, I had to work at a bunch of other companies before I realized just how good I had it at Cisco.

Cons

Pay slightly lower than the industry average.
Stock is flat, so options don't mean what they did.
From a customer's perspective the company has lost their soul and forgotten that the customers put them where they are today. Too many companies now buying ABC - Anybody But Cisco because Smartnet is expensive and of dubious benefit when engineers just send you links so you can Read The Fine Manual.
All bugs public is a lie.
Company hasn't figured out they aren't still a startup, so the workload is crushing.

Advice to Management

Stop talking about taking care of your customers and actually do it. You're charging a fortune for support but aren't staffing the TAC enough to actually support their callers.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Reactionary Company where the best way to enter the company is through an acquisition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader I in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Leader I in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours and Work Location when working for a manager that embraces the usage of tools.

    Cons

    Continually Squeezed Compensation. 80/20 rule. Senior Management with the exception of the CEO come and make an impact and leave the mess for someone else.


  2. "good company, but can be confusing and confused."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, cover every networking technologies.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs, sending very confusing messages, and frankly the upper mgmt seems confused.

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