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Good pay, decent benefits, flexwork options

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Compensation (base salary + bonus + stock grants) are higher than most established IT companies. Plenty of internal collaboration technology to enable work from practically anywhere with an Internet connection. Fairly good autonomy as long as you do your job well (setting objectives and achieving them).

Cons

Vision/strategy at exec level is very good though execution is typically slowed by too many layers of management. Career advancement is challenging because 1) company is no longer growing rapidly, and 2) not much attrition at senior levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to sharpen focus on execution!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with many different possibilities, tons of different and interesting projects to work on. Everyone there was always really nice and willing to help with any questions I had.

    Cons

    Non in my opinion, I had a great time there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sluggish, but you meet some brilliant people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You meet some brilliant people, and sometimes there are a few cool projects you can come across. Also, great flexibility in terms of work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of hot air, and it can take LOT of time to get anything done. Some areas are pretty bureaucratic in nature and it can bog down your interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people freedom to do things as fast as they want to!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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