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Good pay, decent benefits, flexwork options

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Compensation (base salary + bonus + stock grants) are higher than most established IT companies. Plenty of internal collaboration technology to enable work from practically anywhere with an Internet connection. Fairly good autonomy as long as you do your job well (setting objectives and achieving them).

Cons

Vision/strategy at exec level is very good though execution is typically slowed by too many layers of management. Career advancement is challenging because 1) company is no longer growing rapidly, and 2) not much attrition at senior levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to sharpen focus on execution!

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    Probably the company with the highest IQ I've ever workedat

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits and the advantages of contributing in a world-class, world-leading institution. Most management is flexible and focused on results. Definite benefit to working in California but the good news is that the mentality is slowly changing and telecommuting is more and more accepted. A case of "eating your own dog food" since Cisco sells the technologies that allow for remote work. Had I not have a family illness I needed to tend to I'd still be there.

    Cons

    Has lost some of the agility as it has grown. There are some people who still cling to the past rather than work at making today and tomorrow better. When I was there they were moving to the open concept work space

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    it is a good company but it is a marketing oriented rather than technical oriented

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    flexible working environment and people relationship is good

    Cons

    salary is not good, always busy with project but no extra time to improve employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rating the employees according to their performance or by sending emails

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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