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Good work/life balance
Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 29, 2016
Cisco is a company where you can have a good work/life balance but this again comes at the price of career advancement and compensation. The flexibility is amazing and it really helps when you have kids who are small.
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Working at Cisco
Executive Assistant, CEAP (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 21, 2017
My days at Cisco are ever changing.

I support multiple Executives across the globe. My main Exec works from New South Wales, AUS

I am able to work remotely up to 90% of the week. I travel with my Exec's and they rely on me for everything which is wonderful.
The workplace culture within our org is a work hard, work smart, play hard culture.
Communication is strong throughout the time zones
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Productive and fun place
Software Engineer II (Former Employee) –  INMarch 18, 2017
Agile development, not too much stress. Little learning and not too much in the way of career advancement. Great place to settle in your career. Flat management so don't expect promotions very soon. of course this doesn't apply to all teams.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
lack of improvment
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Awesome
Systems Engineer - Public Sector (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 4, 2016
Awesome! Challenging! Working with the best talent in the industry, fastest pace projects, landscape constantly changing, its never a dull day at Cisco.
Pros
Salary, Team, Opportunities
Cons
Work Life Balance
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Large bulky company that might be finally steering in the right direction
Business Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 20, 2017
Constant reorganization and undercover layoffs. Management is poor. Advancement is uncertain. Other than that, work life balance can't be beat. Love the ability to work from home when I need to.
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Great place to work
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCOctober 20, 2016
Great place to work, lots of opportunity to grow.
Your initiative is your limit to growth.
Great total package compensation.
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Very number focussed
Director Solutions and Services (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 19, 2016
The management is very numbers driven. This impacts innovation and job culture.

There are regular layoffs and it has become a norm of the company.

People's productivity is low and no innovation happens here.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Red Tape
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Slow Progression
Sr. Finance Manager, Switching BU (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 8, 2016
Cisco is an employee friendly company, Very long hours, no progression, slow in making decisions.
Finance does not have a fun culture. Do not have many fun events.
Get Bonus every year...big positive.
Pros
401K, Benefits, Collaborative
Cons
no progression
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Good place to learn and grow
Test development manager (Current Employee) –  cisco systemsAugust 17, 2016
Flexibility to move around within groups, fun and work life balance. Reasonable salary and benefits. Seasoned executives to change priorities of projects based on customer needs
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It's a job
Senior IT Engineer (Former Employee) –  RTPOctober 11, 2016
A typical day in IT at Cisco, starts early and ends late, you are always connected. Is extremely fasted paced, with a steep learning curve, however that can be fun for a while. Hardest part of the job was the politics, favoritism at the junior to middle management level is difficult to stomach as they have turned favored individual contributors into managers, which doesn't always translate to good management. Most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
long hours, health care is becoming extremely expensive
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Excellent company
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 21, 2016
Great company to work for. Constant change and innovation. Excellent management. High-quality employees. Endless opportunities for learning and growth.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Annual reorganizations, restructuring, and layoffs
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Fast pace and innovative company
Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 2, 2016
Fast pace, good at keeping ahead of market trends, good benefits and work life balance with nice people. Some political stuff to deal with which can be frustrating. Day to day is fun and challenging work. If you get the wrong manager your life could suck.
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Productive work environment
Agent (Former Employee) –  UtahJuly 6, 2016
Call center Environment with Sub Par Management. Receive calls for 8 hours a day. Some calls lasted 1-3 hours. Worked with call centers and people from all over the globe.

Terrible Management and benefits were regrettable.

Each year they would take more and more benefits away from the employees and add more work loads for less pay.
Pros
Was there?
Cons
Working passed required hour, Bad management
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Extremely comfortable work environment at high paced, front-line technology company.
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Boxborough, MAMay 12, 2016
Surprisingly laid back company with high demands on final products. Daily I was managing software licensing for major service providers across the eastern seaboard, as well as designing and creating new servers/licensing across the country. Organization was of the highest priority, and I was glad to find the company and management open to new methods of streamlining organization process and improving efficiency. My co-workers were accomplished at their jobs and welcoming to new ideas and concepts, while also maintaining what had worked in the past. The hardest part of my job was releasing a license to a client, strictly because of stress on legal matters relating to a perfect product. That was also the most enjoyable part of the job, by providing an incredibly profitable service for both the client and the company.
Pros
Great benefits and a comfortable work environment
Cons
Cross-department functionality relied slightly on who you knew as individuals.
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Very Corporate
Business Analysis Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 19, 2016
Very corporate company, weak on REAL culture and opportunity. Great for good salary and benefits though. If you want to actually make a difference or have equity, this is not the place for you.
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Ability to Lead
Chief of Staff for Global Customer Success (Current Employee) –  RemoteJanuary 25, 2017
Provided opportunity to be free thinker and to lead without oversight. Culture is extremely collaborative with great partnership. The management teams I worked with do not micro manage and allow you to build your own path, but yet they help set direction. The biggest challenge in a large organization is determining who or what department can assist with your challenge. My biggest skill I learned was to continually communicate and develop materials that are quick and to the point that reach Executive level
Pros
Open and flexible atmosphere
Cons
Shifting priorities
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Good Company Overall
Data Scientist, Information Technology (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 24, 2016
The company is really focused on transitioning from and hardware based product company to cloud based services. Cisco seems to be on the right track to execute on this vision.
Pros
Strong compensation for high levels
Cons
Poor compensation for lower levels
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Senior Manager, Operations (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 23, 2016
Is great. However, the constant reorganizations imapcts people's productiviy and job losses.
Pay and Benefits are excellent and the new leadership seems to have a good strategy. However, layers need to be cleaned up for the entire org to be effective.
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Productive and Fun workplace
Data Center Network Implementation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCMarch 23, 2017
Productive and Fun workplace. Management has been great. Flexible work schedule. Workplace culture is conducive for growth while recognizing the importance of work life balance.
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Great benefits
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  TXSeptember 19, 2016
Best benefits package. High pace. Work from home. 401k, short and long term disability.
They let good people go to cut costs, then hire contract workers to do the work.
Pros
work from home
Cons
layoff
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