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Great stable company to work for

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Engineer
Former Employee - Sales Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great company, great technology, great people.

Huge opportunity to get exposure to some of the most innovative and fast paced technology in the industry.

Cons

Not the startup or growth technology company that it once was.
Culture has changed over the years.
Career and pay advancement is tough. As is with most large companies, there is too much red tape and not enough common sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use common sense over processes and procedures.
Focus on core competencies and listen to your employees (especially sales teams) when they tell you certain one off products are not up to par.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Bumpy Road

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Master of your own destiny, company is getting its act together, feel much more a part of 'One Cisco', opportunities for promotion and advancement increasing. Fantastic roadmap, good customer alignment. More of a 'can do' attitude than recent years.

    Cons

    Don't trust the senior leadership enough to feel secure in my job, high amount of 'mandatory' internal meetings, very high workload (due to being under-resourced). Compensation still too stock price oriented for SEs - stock options and RSU don't make up for lower base salary in this economic climate. Not attracting top talent any more. Some colleagues are of questionable ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to be more customer focussed, focus on attracting top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Learned a lot, both technically and politically

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn

    Cons

    You don't really have time to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reorganize every 12 months

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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