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Mostly good, but trending down

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Very Satisfied- great work culture

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture, Diversified team, remote work options

    Cons

    Average salaries, stock has taken a beating recently


  2. Helpful (2)

    Once a great company, now a mismanaged and political - come work here only if you're desperate for a job! Leaving soon.

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work form home supported
    Still some great people left in the company

    Cons

    Promotions and compensation decisions are based on politics and not performance
    Execs could care less about employee morale or development
    Recognition is non existent
    Managers only care about their ego and their upward movement

    Advice to Management

    Pulse survey is great if you actually manage by them and use the ratings to weed out the bad managers. Focus on people not just the bottom line, like how it used to be - what made Cisco culture so special. The best investment is in companies who treat their employees well. This is why Cisco has tanked in the past few years.


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