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Great place to work-- but the glory is fading...

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Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits, competitive salaries. Fairly easy to move around within the company. Many competent and caring people on board.

Cons

Competing product lines and priorities. Way too many corporate initiatives to be effective. Work/life balance very difficult due to virtual global teams and complexity of stakeholders involved in almost any decision of consequence. Management increasingly disconnected from the technical community.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to technical thought leaders. Trim product lines and features...

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    great employer but sometimes misguided

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

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

    Pros

    great compensation and benefits, smart people, strategy in question at times

    Cons

    too many ppts ! and over scheduled meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to enterprise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cisco is an amazing company that is relaxed, flexible and well paying.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well paying company that pushes employees to work from home. Flexible work atmosphere. Cisco grades by quality of work done, rather than hours spent at a desk.

    Cons

    Rising in Cisco is challenging. Everyone is extremely talented, bright and motivated. Rising from an entry level position to a high level is somewhat rare it seems like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way the company is run is great. Nothing should be done differently. There will always be cons when great people are working for a company. Competition is bound to be higher, which for the company, is a great thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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