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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 for 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...

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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 for 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
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    Inspiring, solid strategy and caring about its people

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    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager

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

    Pros

    Cisco has a proven track record of having a sane strategy and constantly questions its vision to better anticipate market shifts and capture transitions.

    Cons

    What can I say? Maybe the lack of real development plan in some parts of the organisation?

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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