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Great stable company to work for

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Former Employee - Sales Engineer
Former Employee - Sales Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great company, great technology, great people.

Huge opportunity to get exposure to some of the most innovative and fast paced technology in the industry.

Cons

Not the startup or growth technology company that it once was.
Culture has changed over the years.
Career and pay advancement is tough. As is with most large companies, there is too much red tape and not enough common sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use common sense over processes and procedures.
Focus on core competencies and listen to your employees (especially sales teams) when they tell you certain one off products are not up to par.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture, Carrer oriented, a great place to learn and grow professionally. I loved working at Cisco. They provide flexible hours, and support working from home

    Cons

    Learning to navigate within a large and dynamic company can prove challenging for new hires.Too Many Layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value more employees that really beleive in the Cisco Culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cisco Review

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cisco Systems is a well-run company, with reasonable compensation, fair and productive reviews, and fairly good morale. Problems are fairly quickly addressed, and overall management is quite good.

    Cons

    The company is so large that it's easy to become type-cast into doing a single thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See if you can drum up the excitement of 1999.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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