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A great place to work

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-very open to work from home provided you deliver
-very visionary top management
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Cons

-has gotten a bit bureaucratic especially in the middle management layers

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  1. a great place to work with alot of smart and fun people

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - there are good benefits, including a good daycare
    - culture of open communication
    - friendly and challenging work environment

    Cons

    - promotions are slow to come
    - stock keeps going down or stays low
    - projects move slowly due to large siloed systems. takes a long time to bring alignment amongst groups in order to move a project forward.

    Advice to Management

    need to make more of an effort to reward the good work of the employees in some way even if not monetary (when budgets are being cut).

  2. The people at Cisco are wonderful. They are definitely the strength of the company.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are excellent. I've made some lifelong friends there.

    Cons

    The amount of work to be done can be overwhelming. With recent re-structurings things simply cannot be done on time or with a significant improvements in quality. It's a struggle to simply tread water.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to do when you grow up. Then do it WELL without compromise. Recognize that, for the near time, you may not be able to grow at the rate you want to. Are you going to go the way of Sun Microsystems? or Apple?

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