Cisco Systems
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Awesome Company - but getting big

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent pay and benefits
Engaged leadership team, works to be open, honest
Interesting products and projects
Fast-moving, execution oriented
Extremely dedicated workforce

ConsWork-life balance is a challenge
Becoming slower and more political (in certain groups) as it gets larger
Total compensation shrinking as stock option driven incentives become smaller, less lucrative
Active performance management can erode trust/collaboration in teams

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on staying agile

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Manager Business Development (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Good culture, excellent management, bright people, good salary/ benefits, not… Cons: Large company that with multiple of layers, difficult to navigate… Advice to Senior Management: Keep turning the ship, I think the new direction is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Strong financials and strong ethics

Controller (Current Employee)

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


Pros: strong financials and strong ethics Cons: lots of fat, contractors and consulting firms (Accenture, Bain,etc) milking… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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