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Cisco is one of the best companies to work for as far as work balance life.

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

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

Pros

Schedule flexibility. Depends on the nature of your job, however from my experience, I've been able to achieve a successful career and still be present for the afterschool and in-class activities, sicknesses and other situations where a typical "in-office" 8-5 job would not allow.

Cons

Tyring to achieve a job change within a different organization within the company can be challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more into the in-house career movement tool

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Engineering - Product Development Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    top notch talent
    very motivated teams
    many opportunities for growth
    always looking for the next growth area - which continues to provide new job opportunities
    strong community and family outreach - care about the welfare of both

    Cons

    need to provide better talent pooling and job rotation
    size and rate of growth has impacted the innovation and entrepreneurial culture in established business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to push autonomous and self directed teams to get back some of the small company feel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for people that move slowly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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