Cisco Systems
3.5 of 5 4,215 reviews
www.cisco.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great company overall

Product Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat learning, competitive salary, flexible work hours, healthy work-life balance

ConsSlow growth, silo-ed experience, executive vision lacking

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage growth, understand what your employees want and try to accommodate them

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Operations Director (Current Employee)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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


Pros: Empowerment, technology state of art, best of breed in its… Cons: Frugality everywhere, challenge to prepare people to become leaders Advice to Senior Management: Take care of people Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Management transparency

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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


Pros: Great company for: - learning techniques - paid advanced education - collaborative work - flexible… Cons: Upward mobility, especially if you're in middle management is almost impossible unless you're hitched to the right VP/SVP… Advice to Senior Management: "Be sincere about utterances such as more transparent management practices". "Weed out the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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