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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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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Business Development in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager Business Development in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, excellent management, bright people, good salary/ benefits, not bad place to be in today's economy.

    Cons

    Large company that with multiple of layers, difficult to navigate career wise internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep turning the ship, I think the new direction is good. Tomorrow starts today!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong financials and strong ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller
    Current Employee - Controller

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

    Pros

    strong financials and strong ethics

    Cons

    lots of fat, contractors and consulting firms (Accenture, Bain,etc) milking the company; employees outsource things they should be doing themselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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