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Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

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    Love this company

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsVery good working environment and culture. Everyone is professionally treated. The bonus is great too.

    ConsNot really a con, but sometime the Intranet's information is difficult to find and the security restriction sometimes block people from complete the job easily.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the team on the right track.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsPay, stock options, positive culture and great benefits

    ConsSome politics, some dead wood and lack of accountability at some levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Finance Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat Company that cares about their employees

    ConsStuck in slow motion on projects due to size

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not depend on consultants to carry out the company vision. They are great at development not deployment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cisco's an awesome company to work for!!!

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    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat IT infrastructure
    Great on-line tools to help with every area of your job
    People are always willing to help and go above and beyond

    ConsLarge bureaucracy can tend to delay decision making longer than normal
    Seems like there was a re-org at the end of every fiscal year
    Had troubles figuring out their core competencies. I think they finally have it right.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the core competency. Stress accountability at every level of the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work environment

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    Pros- Managers and co-works are friendly and supportive
    - Lots of opportunities to learn new technology
    - Work and life balance
    - No dress code

    Cons- Politics
    - The free drinks never come back

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat working environment, nice team building atmosphere, well work and life balance.

    ConsThere has been too many BU restructures happening in last 3 years, and often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best place to work for !

    Storage Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThe D best company I've ever worked for.

    Consgreat company to work for but still needs improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it going ! Please try to improve employee satisfaction and try to size the number of employees right instead of laying of people every year - announced and un-announced. Although you compensate the employees you get rid of, it is best that your business forecast aligns with your staffing needs and no overflow. Please keep the jobs in the United States.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cisco - Thank you for the opportunity

    Consulting Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsExcellent team players as well as supportive management. No micro-management, excellent corporate structure and no shortage of intelligent people. Very well respected by clients and industry peers.

    ConsDoesn't know what to do with L4-L7 or consumer based products, such as ACE and WAAS, even eCDS. Routing and switching, UCS, are its sweet spot - let the F5's, Riverbed's, Aruba, and others fight it out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement rocks !!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company overall

    Senior Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsBouhemouth in the industry, great sales partnerships...good company

    ConsComp plan structure could of been better

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to detail

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was proud to work at Cisco but was very disappointed in many decisions made at the top.

    Marketing Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, nice people, support of work/life balance, competitve salary, good review and reward system, ability to stretch and take on projects not in my job description and be recognized for the above and beyond work.

    ConsCorporate structure is too big to make quick decisions. Management doesn't empower their employees to make decisions to run the part of the business they are responsible for. Processes are slow. Too many past acquisitions thus losing focus on core competencies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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