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11 days ago

Consulting Systems Engineer-Contact Center

Cisco Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA

Consulting Systems Engineer The Business Entity Cisco seeks a Consulting System Cisco Systems, Inc.


12 days ago

Consulting Sales Systems Engineer-Data Center

Cisco Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA

. The Team Cisco is seeking a Pre-sales Data Center Consulting System Engineer (CSE… Cisco Systems, Inc.


25 days ago

Systems Engineer - Federal Sales

Cisco Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA +2 locations

Systems Engineer - Public Sector Sales The Business Entity The vision… , Healthcare, Intel, and State/Local Government. The Team The Systems Cisco Systems, Inc.


7 days ago

Security Consulting Systems/Sales Engineer - Federal

Cisco Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA +2 locations

The Business Entity - Cisco Security delivers intelligent cybersecurity for the real world, providing one of the industry's most comprehensive… Cisco Systems, Inc.


12 days ago

Systems Engineer

Cisco Systems, Inc. Waukesha, WI +33 locations

Systems Engineer The Business Entity At Cisco amazing things happen when… business to the world, the Systems Engineering role is for you! The Team… Cisco Systems, Inc.


22 days ago

Virtual Systems Engineer

Cisco Systems, Inc. Raleigh, NC +5 locations

The Business Entity: Cisco’s cloud based “Virtual” Systems Engineering organization providing… Cisco Systems, Inc.


6 days ago

Virtual Systems Engineer II

Cisco Systems, Inc. Richardson, TX

of Systems Engineering talent at Cisco. Our team is dynamic, full of expertise… Cisco Systems, Inc.


10 days ago

Virtual Systems Engineer III

Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA

The Business Entity: Cisco’s cloud based “Virtual” Systems Engineering organization providing… Cisco Systems, Inc.


11 days ago

Distribution Channel System Engineer

Cisco Systems, Inc. Greenville, SC

Systems Engineer will work side by side with the sales teams as well as other… Cisco Systems, Inc.


20 days ago

Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager

Cisco Systems, Inc. Phoenix, AZ

The Business Entity The Internet of Everything is a global industry phenomenon that is driving the biggest market transition for Cisco and our… Cisco Systems, Inc.


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    Former Employee - Manager, Network Services in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Network Services in San Jose, CA

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

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    Pros

    I decided to wait almost a year after leaving the company before posting a review. The primary reason being is that when you decide to leave an organization it is usually because there is something there that isn't aligning with you or what you want anymore however, the grass is not always greener someplace else. This has been my experience. In fact, the appreciation I have for the company has grown so much in my time away that I would really like to return.

    The company truly believes on promoting within and as an employee you are encouraged to grow your career within the organization and learn new skills by taking different positions. Benefits are excellent. Cisco is the industry leader for networking and now cloud. It is sometimes easy to forget that on the daily grind but you are working for the company that everyone looks to for network and infrastructure standards. Culture within the business units managing product lines give you a lot of freedom to be innovative and creative in your approach to your role. In most cases you are given a fair amount of autonomy and control over how you do your job provided that it aligns with the strategic objectives. Benefits, 401k match, RSUs and ESPP are amazing. And while the salaries aren't the top of the industry, they are above market and pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Cisco can be a machine. There isn't an overt demand for all of your time (even the time outside of work) but more of a subtle, slight encouragement to always be on. If you are not careful, you will live, sleep and eat Cisco 24x7. Don't get me wrong, this is 100% a choice and if you are aware of this subtlety in the culture it is very easy to set appropriate boundaries that will be respected by the company and leadership team.

    If you don't like where you are in Cisco or what you are working on, give it 6 months because you will be reorg'd. While it is sometimes necessary to realign the company to meet competitive threats or market demands, reorganizing the company once a year is excessive and tends to create a distrusting environment for the rank and file which makes being a leader in the organize challenging. There is a loss of momentum and motivation that occurs a few months before and a few months after reorgs so this leaves the company being effective at delivery and execution only about 70% of the time.

    While Cisco attracts some bright, motivated people the truth of the matter is you are either cut out for the company and its culture or you're not. If you aren't it will be painfully obvious to you and those around you. Sadly as a leader it is hard to cut dead weight from the team and the only really accepted way is via layoffs, which is why the company reorgs once a year despite the company line about the reorgs.

    Advice to Management

    In my time at Cisco I was a part of 3 different and distinct business units. I enjoyed working for each of them and found that I was able to contribute value in every role I held. What was painfully obvious to me was that the company is (or was) going through a bit of an identity crisis. Consumer vs no consumer. Social media vs no social media. AWS like cloud offering vs Cisco cloud offering.

    My advice to the leadership team is this. We (Cisco for life) are *Cisco*. *We* develop the standard for networking, infrastructure and cloud. *We* are the industry leaders in our segment. *We* stand a cut above and make no apologies for it. Own being Cisco. We don't need to compete with Apple, Facebook, Google, or Amazon. *We* don't chase our competitors. They chase us.

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