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A very great place to work, it feels like a company that cares even though it is a large company

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

I worked at Cisco Systems

Pros

An excellent yearly review system that results in an impressive bonus. Management is accesible and each year you have an opportunity to have a lunch with the CEO (and many others with the same birthday of the month) and ask him a question if you want to. Egronimic services are available to customize your desk if that is what you need.

Cons

there could be more effort to compete with the tech start ups in providing a more interesting workplace. The offices are a bit drab.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    The people at Cisco are wonderful. They are definitely the strength of the company.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    The people are excellent. I've made some lifelong friends there.

    Cons

    The amount of work to be done can be overwhelming. With recent re-structurings things simply cannot be done on time or with a significant improvements in quality. It's a struggle to simply tread water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to do when you grow up. Then do it WELL without compromise. Recognize that, for the near time, you may not be able to grow at the rate you want to. Are you going to go the way of Sun Microsystems? or Apple?

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Powerful Company, but High-Level Politics Thwart Progress

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    World-class company, lots of talented people. Lots of great training and help for employees. Company respects individuals.

    Cons

    Epic battles between SVPs frustrate alignment and good ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure for alignment at the SVP level. SVPs that play politics should be removed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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