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Great company overall

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great learning, competitive salary, flexible work hours, healthy work-life balance

Cons

Slow growth, silo-ed experience, executive vision lacking

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage growth, understand what your employees want and try to accommodate them

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Management transparency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company for:
    - learning techniques
    - paid advanced education
    - collaborative work
    - flexible timing
    - reasonably convenient workplace environment
    - good bonus (if paid out)

    Cons

    Upward mobility, especially if you're in middle management is almost impossible unless you're hitched to the right VP/SVP - who is moving upwards.

    Stock price (saw it slide from over $30 to around $15 in the 2000s)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Be sincere about utterances such as more transparent management practices".
    "Weed out the culture of kickbacks and cronyisms brought in by the south asian crowd"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewards, Growth, Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Select Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Select Account Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of people to help

    Cons

    Too many people to help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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