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Mostly good, but trending down

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist
Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Good people, very strong core products, generous time off and still a pretty good work environment, though less so than a few years ago

Cons

Boards and councils model means lack of accountability and it can be maddening trying to figure out who is in charge; managers are like Supreme Court justices, they only leave upon death so promotions are nearly non-existent; don't complain about my travel expenses when you've got $40B in the bank. Do you want me to call on customers or not?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Somebody please step up and take charge. We need leadership, not management. And try promoting excellent people from within. Every time you bring in an outsider, we in the field are underwhelmed.

No opinion of CEO

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    Very Satisfied- great work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Work culture, Diversified team, remote work options

    Cons

    Average salaries, stock has taken a beating recently

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great technology, bad leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Access to a very wide range of technology and access to training material.
    Great exposure
    Cisco will always look good on the resume

    Cons

    Once you join there's very limited scope for salary increases
    Very bad middle and senior leadership
    Complex organization with a lot of overlap
    limited opportunity for promotion
    hiring process is flawed - bad management hires more bad talent and lays off good ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the bad management - promote from within
    Simplify the organization
    focus on talent and retention
    Focus on customers not your own career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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