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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Director in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Current Employee - Operations Director in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

Pros

Empowerment, technology state of art, best of breed in its segment, tools to balance professional and personal life

Cons

Frugality everywhere, challenge to prepare people to become leaders

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of people

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A fine company all-around, but the start-up atmosphere has long faded.

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    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    -Excellent culture for tolerance and inclusion
    -They work hard to retain employees
    -Strong pay on hire, but incremental increases are far more difficult to secure
    -Leadership is willing to change and evolve the company as necessary for adjusting to economic conditions

    Cons

    -Expect a very corporate environment (think HP and IBM)
    -As a global business entity, "virtual" is the playbook. If you prefer local teams, this isn't your place.
    -Long hours and very hard work are norms. Typically, those who live to work are most successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More investment in identifying and fixing infrastructure issues which hold back the sales force from maximizing opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The gold no longer shines through the cruft...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Architect in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Security Architect in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    _some_ of the talent is top notch.

    Cons

    Tight budgets, especially travel. Lower than industry salary. There are too many people that have stayed at their position for way too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prune bottom 10%. Start with the managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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