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Great place to work-- but the glory is fading...

Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

ProsGreat benefits, competitive salaries. Fairly easy to move around within the company. Many competent and caring people on board.

ConsCompeting product lines and priorities. Way too many corporate initiatives to be effective. Work/life balance very difficult due to virtual global teams and complexity of stakeholders involved in almost any decision of consequence. Management increasingly disconnected from the technical community.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to technical thought leaders. Trim product lines and features...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great employer but sometimes misguided

    Senior Director (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: great compensation and benefits, smart people, strategy in question at… Cons: too many ppts ! and over scheduled meetings Advice to Senior Management: stick to enterprise Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Experts are everywhere to be found, luxurious treatment to employees

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros: Good welfare and pay package. There will always be experts or SMEs around to ask… Cons: Some colleagues may be a little proud. Somewhat elitist environment. Not… Advice to Senior Management: Be all rounded in terms of assessing your candidates. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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