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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 for 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

Other Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1.  

    Amazing company to work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
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