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

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San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

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

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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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Inspiring, solid strategy and caring about its people

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


Pros: Cisco has a proven track record of having a sane strategy and… Cons: What can I say? Maybe the lack of real development… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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