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Great company. Change needed and happening.

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

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

Pros

Flexibility, Pay, Ability to move

Cons

Constant change. Strategy fluctuation. resourcing. Top heavy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change is good! You're on a great path.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Huge corporations are not for me

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Can live your own life without being bothered too much... Availability of internal training which would otherwise be very expensive. Very good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Cisco is just too big. Most of the people are career hungry, but there's little opportunity to grow for 99% of the people that are there. It's a mostly Indian company (in my team of 20, there were 18 indians) and they just work differently from most of the other American companies.

    They try to put a lot of pressure on engineers; I thought a company like cisco would go for the "correct" solution rather than the quick hack. False.

    In Cisco, staying at the office 10 hours is better (i.e. gives you more visibility) than staying at the office 8 hours and be REALLY productive. It's all about "cover your ass". Not my ideal job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more diversification, people with different backgrounds. Revamp your old and tired products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cisco UK great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, employee friednly

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewards and Recognition programs for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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