Cisco Systems

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Wonderful company to start you career straight out of college.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Cisco has a bunch of perks; Flexibility, Growth, Exposure, Work/Life Balance, Great Atmosphere, Work Family. Overall Cisco cares about their employees and what makes them happy.

Cons

Cisco only has a couple of negatives in my opinion. Performance reviews are slightly unfair but don't really harm you(meaning you are more likely to get average but that means good). Visiting HQ depends upon the team you work for and some teams never send people some limits visibility face to face (WebEx makes up for that a little but still would like to shake a hand from time to time.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Send your employees once every 2 years to shake hands in primary work locations. Find a better way to stank rank employees based on peers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Ideal company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Ample opportunities for career progression
    Above market compensation package

    Cons

    Limited innovation and agility to market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Comfortable job but not much room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Cisco pays well. There are stock opportunities, bonuses, and I work some with pretty great and smart people. It's very family friendly here and I have the flexibility to spend time with my kids and get work done. I know I have been given some decent opportunities throughout my career but it's not an easy path.

    Cons

    Unless you work in one of the big home offices (SJ, RTP, Richardson), it is hard to get career opportunities. Lots of politics and things (such as cool new products) move slowly. Also, working with a large global company you have a lot of hires outside of the US, which makes working with the different timezones hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know who is contributing and recognize and reward them! Get things out to market sooner. Work like a start-up instead of a big and bloated company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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