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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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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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.

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  1. Review for Cisco Systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - NCE
    Current Employee - NCE

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very satisfied with the work that you will provide for the customer, and projects are awesome.

    Cons

    Not much of a work life balance.

  2. Powerful Company, but High-Level Politics Thwart Progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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