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  1. "Great place to start but growth depends on reporting Manager and BU"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-III in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good resources available for the curious - Challenging environment and growth* opportunities - Transparency to technical information - Benefits (Car Lease, Healthcare Insurance, Medical check-ups etc) - Other department exposure - Good workplace environment - Work from home - Great food

    Cons

    At Company level - Big variation in salaries for same grade - No transparent appraisal/promotion process - No proper feedback loop from engineers to skip-level managers - HR department is a joke - Pay less than market median - Frequent Layoff/Workforce reduction, Engineers pay for the miscalculation of VPs and Directors - G8 and G10 are eligible for RSU component in their pay, but rarely get it. At... Personal level - Career growth *entirely* depends on the manager you report to. - All concern/feedback stop with your reporting manager. No clear path for escalation - How we get raise in salary or job grade is opaque and often just the opinion of our manager - HR redirects all queries back to manager - Politics and growth is controlled/supported by directors/mangers - People within the team often gang-up and create silos to keep their product and job safe.

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    Advice to Management

    - Be transparent - Create proper feedback loops - Create escalation matrix when mangers fails on people management - Check for silos created by leads/managers and dismantle them - bring the pay scale up to market levels

    Cisco Systems2019-06-08
  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good People, great culture, nice place to work

    Cons

    Bad pay, definitely need to consider more.

    Advice to Management

    none, upper management is great.

    Cisco Systems2019-12-09
  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Sales Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    You get what you put in, so if you want a really good experience, you have to work/network for it

    Cons

    Pretty good internship, not many cons

    Cisco Systems2019-12-08

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