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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.  

    Kooooool

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Interface Desgigner in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Interface Desgigner in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment...kool culture...no difference between contractor or employee..

    Cons

    open environment...first come first serve parking and seating which is bad...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    teams should have dedicated seating and lockers should be assigned...

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