Cisco Systems
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www.cisco.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great Company

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

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

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

Cons45 minute commute to my office.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer employee survey twice yearly to ensure employees concerns are being heard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sluggish, but you meet some brilliant people

Software Engineer IV (Current Employee)
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… Cons: A lot of hot air, and it can take LOT of time to get… Advice to Senior Management: Give people freedom to do things as fast as they… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Smart people, but lack of clarity regarding roles

Anonymous Employee (Former 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,… Cons: Office environment is dull, bland. Lack of clarity of roles… Advice to Senior Management: Clarify mission of each division, and the roles and responsibilities of each title within it… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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