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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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    One of the best place to work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Management, Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Too many managers Takes time to adapt to new technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Cico Has A Broken Engineering Organization

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cisco is a pretty good spot to land if you're coming to Silicon Valley from somewhere else.

    Cons

    Cisco's engineering organization runs on nepotism. The performance reviews happen in reverse: The management decides whom they want to move up, then they give those folks the choice assignments, and at review time everyone declares success and enacts what was predetermined. Any failure to execute is obfuscated so it doesn't impede the process. Cisco's engineering is a giant grinder where the movement of the people up and down is what's important and the products are just a sausage coming out of the side. If you want to do engineering work I'd suggest looking elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on engineering excellence and build a cult of personality around the software developer like has been done so successfully at Google and Facebook. Make internal product development be driven by rapid prototyping instead of by Powerpoint.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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