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A very great place to work, it feels like a company that cares even though it is a large company

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems

Pros

An excellent yearly review system that results in an impressive bonus. Management is accesible and each year you have an opportunity to have a lunch with the CEO (and many others with the same birthday of the month) and ask him a question if you want to. Egronimic services are available to customize your desk if that is what you need.

Cons

there could be more effort to compete with the tech start ups in providing a more interesting workplace. The offices are a bit drab.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Powerful Company, but High-Level Politics Thwart Progress

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management Director  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Management Director in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    World-class company, lots of talented people. Lots of great training and help for employees. Company respects individuals.

    Cons

    Epic battles between SVPs frustrate alignment and good ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure for alignment at the SVP level. SVPs that play politics should be removed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall I'm happy with my current work.

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Have a flexible work schedule to achieve work-life balance. Team members are talented, and great to work with. Pay is above average.

    Cons

    The stock didn't perform well. Our stock options are mostly underwater. Pay raise each year is not what I hope for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be focus on the things that company is good at. Take good care of engineers who make the great products.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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