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Great company as long as you make it to the top 25% in the annual forced stack rating.

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Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA (US)

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

Pros

Great in giving people opportunity if they are willing and committed to work hard, enormous education opportunities (internal and external).

Cons

Question on executive promotions and the executive leadership team, would need a big change to get back to the attractive employer it once was. The biggest issue is the complete lack of internal knowledge management.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Ability to Telecommute, Leading edge training available, ability to move to different areas of the company. Many nice people that are great to work with

    Cons

    Politics just like any other company. Work life balance depends on who you work for and what your job is.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Easy work for engineer

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy pace
    International presence
    Can work in different offices if you like to move around or travel overseas and have to work remotely.
    Career opportunities
    Create severance packages for people who get laid off

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted though there are many internal opportunities
    A little bureaucratic
    Lots of senior folks. If you like young faces, this is probably not the company for you. Senior doesn't mean good engineering either. They can be slow to adapt to new technology.
    Doesn't pay well

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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