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"general review"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

some teams are good, depends on what you like and what you get to work

Cons

no growth, recognition not totally fair

Advice to Management

engineers come first, then managers

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place Very stagnated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good overall environment
    - Voice of employees is heard
    - Good exciting projects
    - Excellent bonus the year Cisco do good
    - very relationship oriented
    - Flexible hours
    - Excellent facilities for virtual meetings, and distributed workforce

    Cons

    - Very stagnated at top - very difficult to get promotion
    - Not rewarding people who are thought leaders
    - Very stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to people who are the thought leaders and recognize them. Too much focus on how you sell your self over what you can do.


  2. "Hi Tech Call Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very decent salary. Mine was at 97% of the market.
    Excellent base to become technical but don't stay too long in TAC.
    Excellent benefits package.
    Exciting if you like to work on web sessions with customers. If you are successfully, then it really shows to future employers that you have awesome communication skills

    Cons

    4 weeks of vacation is amazing but with sick days as part of it, it is horrible.
    No promotions whatsoever. Only if you are phenomenally technical and are a good talker
    Bonuses not distributed fairly.
    Constant stress of being rated by customer satisfaction surveys. Bad customer sat scores can get you fired.
    No cost of living raise.
    Just like most places, politics and bureaucracy. A whole lost of senior management does not even have a bachelors.

    Advice to Management

    Give some say to employees, who are actually what makes this company a success. You just make decisions but we are the ones who implement them.

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