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Great place to work-- but the glory is fading...

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

Pros

Great benefits, competitive salaries. Fairly easy to move around within the company. Many competent and caring people on board.

Cons

Competing product lines and priorities. Way too many corporate initiatives to be effective. Work/life balance very difficult due to virtual global teams and complexity of stakeholders involved in almost any decision of consequence. Management increasingly disconnected from the technical community.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to technical thought leaders. Trim product lines and features...

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Kooooool

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    Current Employee - Senior Interface Desgigner  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Interface Desgigner in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent environment...kool culture...no difference between contractor or employee..

    Cons

    open environment...first come first serve parking and seating which is bad...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    teams should have dedicated seating and lockers should be assigned...

    Recommends
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    Cisco is an amazing company that is relaxed, flexible and well paying.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    Pros

    Well paying company that pushes employees to work from home. Flexible work atmosphere. Cisco grades by quality of work done, rather than hours spent at a desk.

    Cons

    Rising in Cisco is challenging. Everyone is extremely talented, bright and motivated. Rising from an entry level position to a high level is somewhat rare it seems like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way the company is run is great. Nothing should be done differently. There will always be cons when great people are working for a company. Competition is bound to be higher, which for the company, is a great thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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