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Great place to work

Operations Director (Current Employee) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

ProsEmpowerment, technology state of art, best of breed in its segment, tools to balance professional and personal life

ConsFrugality everywhere, challenge to prepare people to become leaders

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    Cico Has A Broken Engineering Organization

    Software Engineering Manager (Former Employee) 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on engineering excellence and build a cult of personality around the software developer like has been done so… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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