Cisco Systems
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a great place to work with alot of smart and fun people

Business Operations Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

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 Senior Managementneed 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).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Start 8 years ago - now a really lousy place to work

Director, Business Development Cisco Sales (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems


Pros: Open Framework and employee empowerment limited by excess process and layers of management. Culture is under considerable pressure with layoffs and reductions. Great place for… Cons: Too many directors, VP and SVP's protecting turf and process. Chambers blew it with Wall Street but the board gave him his job again… Advice to Senior Management: Fire Chambers and bring real accountability to the managers and directors. Stop the lip service to Walls Streeet since the reality is that Cisco has… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Used to be a good place to work

Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems


Pros: Flexible hour, no micro management, good bonus, flexible hour, no… Cons: too many level of management, not easy to get promotion,… Advice to Senior Management: more fairness More

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