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Great company as long as you make it to the top 25% in the annual forced stack rating.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA (US)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great in giving people opportunity if they are willing and committed to work hard, enormous education opportunities (internal and external).

Cons

Question on executive promotions and the executive leadership team, would need a big change to get back to the attractive employer it once was. The biggest issue is the complete lack of internal knowledge management.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Easy work for engineer

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy pace
    International presence
    Can work in different offices if you like to move around or travel overseas and have to work remotely.
    Career opportunities
    Create severance packages for people who get laid off

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted though there are many internal opportunities
    A little bureaucratic
    Lots of senior folks. If you like young faces, this is probably not the company for you. Senior doesn't mean good engineering either. They can be slow to adapt to new technology.
    Doesn't pay well

  2. Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Controller in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Controller in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand and company reputation
    Resume builder
    Good opportunities to gain valuable work experience
    Executes well for a large company
    Good corporate culture

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs but managed well
    Stock has not performed
    Finance promotes slower than other functions within Cisco

    Advice to Management

    Good progress has been made to date streamlining org structure and bureaucacy, needs to continue. Eliminating the council and board structure was long overdue.

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