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Overall good experince

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You get to work in a place where you are able to do home office and manage your own time in order to bring results, so teleworking, videoconferencing, and high use of online collaborative tools is a must. As an engineer you will work with the latest technology in the networking industry, and will be involved with high profile customers.

Cons

As it continues to grow, it's becoming more and more bureaucratic. There are many processes in place to do almost every activity, and there's also an excess of surveys or polls to measure many of the aspects of work which is needed but when every area does this many times you spend a lot of your day just answering surveys. Lately, at the end of each FY there were major global restructurings which included layoffs, change in strategies, elimination of products/business units

Advice to Management

Lower the amount of processes to allow for agile business doing or put tools and resources in place to off load this from field people. Monitor the dates and regularity of feedback in different areas to limit surveys and polls from many sources at one period of time.

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  1. Great internship program

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    Former Employee - CALO COOP in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CALO COOP in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    hands on experience on almost every Cisco devices

    Cons

    does not has to do anything with job, but break room needs more items

  2. The best place to work ever!

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Feltham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Feltham, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary, benefits and potential to exceed, both financially and personally. Chance to work with some of the brightest, most intelligent people I've ever come across in a 25+ year career. Opportunity, in my particular role, to travel the world and meet/see new people and cultures. Excellent employer in terms of corporate responsibility and "giving back".

    Cons

    Regrettably, some management are still getting hired into positions because of the old boys/girls network and not on their actual merits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to the senior leadership team (director level) and really question what value they are adding and whether they are just figureheads doing nothing whilst the team below them are really the stars of the show. In my experience/opinion Cisco is still "top heavy", especially at a "theater" level.

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