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Wonderful company to start you career straight out of college.

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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 for more than a 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.

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    friendly people and amazing learning environment, can be stressful at times

    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    people,
    learning, training,
    forgiving, supportive,
    good health fund cover

    Cons

    stressful, can be hard to get ahead because of so many talents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of the employees and promote from within more

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    Great for people that move slowly

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and work flexibility.

    Cons

    If you care about what you produce in life, and have grand goals in participating in some of the great technology innovations of our time, this is not the place to be. The culture is sales driven; not technology driven. The business units are constantly competing with each other internally and it is difficult to get anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what Cisco does best: Re-org and buy companies that can innovate.

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