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Great company overall

Product Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

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

ConsSlow growth, silo-ed experience, executive vision lacking

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage growth, understand what your employees want and try to accommodate them

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fine company all-around, but the start-up atmosphere has long faded.

    Manager, Operations (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros: -Excellent culture for tolerance and inclusion -They work hard to retain employees -Strong pay on hire, but incremental increases are far… Cons: -Expect a very corporate environment (think HP and IBM) -As a global business entity, "virtual" is the playbook. If you prefer local… Advice to Senior Management: More investment in identifying and fixing infrastructure issues which hold… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    The gold no longer shines through the cruft...

    Security Architect (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: _some_ of the talent is top notch. Cons: Tight budgets, especially travel. Lower than industry salary. There are too… Advice to Senior Management: Prune bottom 10%. Start with the managers. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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