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Awesome Company - but getting big

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits
Engaged leadership team, works to be open, honest
Interesting products and projects
Fast-moving, execution oriented
Extremely dedicated workforce

Cons

Work-life balance is a challenge
Becoming slower and more political (in certain groups) as it gets larger
Total compensation shrinking as stock option driven incentives become smaller, less lucrative
Active performance management can erode trust/collaboration in teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on staying agile

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Contract life with Cisco

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    Former Employee - Road Warrior in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Road Warrior in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great innovative products and great online training

    Cons

    Poor support services to back up sales efforts (in Australia)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ramp up ratio of technical support people to sales people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing company to work for!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation, extremely flexible schedule, great code of ethics, work-life balance, excellent health benefits, no-nonsense.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours, be always connected and spend a lot of time on calls and meetings. Processes are often complex and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to improve overall processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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