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Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Above average salary, free gym membership, many opportunities for promotion, pension plan

Cons

45 minute commute to my office.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer employee survey twice yearly to ensure employees concerns are being heard.

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  1.  

    Sluggish, but you meet some brilliant people

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You meet some brilliant people, and sometimes there are a few cool projects you can come across. Also, great flexibility in terms of work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of hot air, and it can take LOT of time to get anything done. Some areas are pretty bureaucratic in nature and it can bog down your interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people freedom to do things as fast as they want to!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Smart people, but lack of clarity regarding roles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, high commitment to customers and employees, good benefits, great leadership

    Cons

    Office environment is dull, bland. Lack of clarity of roles and responsibilities across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify mission of each division, and the roles and responsibilities of each title within it so that it's clear who to go to for what -- outside of the division, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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