product manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – May 15, 2017
Overall I had a positive experience with Cisco.
Lot of great people to learn from, excellent benefits, flex options for work, collaborative, fun place to work.
Typical of a large company, process driven.
Strategy keeps changing too frequently, which results in revisiting the same decisions done two years ago. Imbalance in local teams and remote teams drags your work hours to early morning and late evening calls.
The best part of the job is everyone is customer focused and working with some of the brightest people.
The hardest part of the job is work-life balance with local and geographical teams.
The focus is more on acquisitions rather than retool employee pool for next generation skill set.
OnGood benefits, site childcare, gym, medical facilities, electric vehicles etc are good.