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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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    Wonderful company to start you career straight out of college.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cisco has a bunch of perks; Flexibility, Growth, Exposure, Work/Life Balance, Great Atmosphere, Work Family. Overall Cisco cares about their employees and what makes them happy.

    Cons

    Cisco only has a couple of negatives in my opinion. Performance reviews are slightly unfair but don't really harm you(meaning you are more likely to get average but that means good). Visiting HQ depends upon the team you work for and some teams never send people some limits visibility face to face (WebEx makes up for that a little but still would like to shake a hand from time to time.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your employees once every 2 years to shake hands in primary work locations. Find a better way to stank rank employees based on peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Engineering - Product Development Organization

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

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

    Pros

    top notch talent
    very motivated teams
    many opportunities for growth
    always looking for the next growth area - which continues to provide new job opportunities
    strong community and family outreach - care about the welfare of both

    Cons

    need to provide better talent pooling and job rotation
    size and rate of growth has impacted the innovation and entrepreneurial culture in established business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to push autonomous and self directed teams to get back some of the small company feel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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