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Cisco is one of the best companies to work for as far as work balance life.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Schedule flexibility. Depends on the nature of your job, however from my experience, I've been able to achieve a successful career and still be present for the afterschool and in-class activities, sicknesses and other situations where a typical "in-office" 8-5 job would not allow.

Cons

Tyring to achieve a job change within a different organization within the company can be challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more into the in-house career movement tool

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Ideal company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Ample opportunities for career progression
    Above market compensation package

    Cons

    Limited innovation and agility to market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable job but not much room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cisco pays well. There are stock opportunities, bonuses, and I work some with pretty great and smart people. It's very family friendly here and I have the flexibility to spend time with my kids and get work done. I know I have been given some decent opportunities throughout my career but it's not an easy path.

    Cons

    Unless you work in one of the big home offices (SJ, RTP, Richardson), it is hard to get career opportunities. Lots of politics and things (such as cool new products) move slowly. Also, working with a large global company you have a lot of hires outside of the US, which makes working with the different timezones hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know who is contributing and recognize and reward them! Get things out to market sooner. Work like a start-up instead of a big and bloated company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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