Cisco Systems, Inc. – Denver, CO
We have a Regional Sales Manager (RM) position open on our team. This leadership role will lead, develop, and manage Cisco’s Video & Applications… Cisco Systems, Inc.
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I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
I ended up with a disability that took me out of the work force. Cisco was better to me during this process than any other company I have heard of. They very much value taking care of their employees even to the point past where most companies would bother.
Remote worker capabilities are best of breed.Cons
The company has begun to stagnate on innovation and nearly isolated itself from all but core router business.
Leadership has become significantly more conservative over recent years.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Take more realistic chances. You ran away scared when the consumer business got targetted (due to the terrible management from Flip execs) by the analyst sector. But when you cut that entire business line nothing changed for your bottom line and the consumer division had finally become profitable again when you cut ties. Then you wouldn't sell off those patents even though you've not used them in future products.
At the same time, stop taking unrealistic chances. Things like a tablet that was priced 3-4x equal product in the market with no roadmap for Android upgrades are never going to fly. Cius needed to either be run by the consumer group or never have gotten past the initial stage.
Lastly, If you want the stock to improve then start showing how much you are able to keep up with the new software switching market. I know you've got stuff in the works. It needs to come out sooner and in a BIG way. The stock has been nearly static compared to others (which is good when things go down, but it never goes up as much as others do). Right now you're seen resting on your core business and people are envisioning a time when that core business is obsolete. You can do it. I definitely want to see things succeed.RecommendsNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO