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Good to excellence in all areas

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Pay was very fair and core teams were good

Cons

middle management politics is very bad good old boy/girl networking

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to the team and respect the chain of command

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall good experince

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work in a place where you are able to do home office and manage your own time in order to bring results, so teleworking, videoconferencing, and high use of online collaborative tools is a must. As an engineer you will work with the latest technology in the networking industry, and will be involved with high profile customers.

    Cons

    As it continues to grow, it's becoming more and more bureaucratic. There are many processes in place to do almost every activity, and there's also an excess of surveys or polls to measure many of the aspects of work which is needed but when every area does this many times you spend a lot of your day just answering surveys. Lately, at the end of each FY there were major global restructurings which included layoffs, change in strategies, elimination of products/business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the amount of processes to allow for agile business doing or put tools and resources in place to off load this from field people. Monitor the dates and regularity of feedback in different areas to limit surveys and polls from many sources at one period of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great internship program

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    Former Employee - CALO COOP in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CALO COOP in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    hands on experience on almost every Cisco devices

    Cons

    does not has to do anything with job, but break room needs more items

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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