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Great place to work and nice environment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

nice colleagues and fun work

Cons

the location is quite close to milpitas

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    Video

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    Former Contractor - Video Production Specialist in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Video Production Specialist in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with great people in the Video Production team

    Cons

    Terrible culture, no color in the walls or cubicles, cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade those offices into a more modern space

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great technology, complacent mid-management

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great technical specialists.
    Lots of people with tons of experience.
    In general people are willing to help/work together.
    Good/Great technology that moves in more or less right direction.
    Flexible work option.
    Brand name.

    Cons

    Mid-management is getting increasingly politicized (at least in sales). No one really knows what they do.
    Visibility is valued over capability, in other words you need to beat your drum relentlessly to advance.
    As a result, a lot of good people leaving for a change.
    Company is getting old, not enough young people.
    More and more people that sort of hide in the shades.
    For a network industry leader is pretty bad with product/solution demonstration resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the mid-management.
    Listen to what individual contributors are saying.
    Stop chasing the consumer market.
    Marketing is too "corporate". More substance - less water.
    Sell through demo, not power-point.
    Hire youth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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