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From startup to cooperate life is definitely a culture shock.

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Former Employee - Operations Specialist in San Bruno, CA
Former Employee - Operations Specialist in San Bruno, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

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

Pros

Resources is unlimited in the networking world, delegating responsibilities towards others is achievable here. Working from the bottom up is a far reach for those whom hope to succeed at Cisco.

Cons

Promotions are as rare as a Dodo Bird, management needs to stop hiring 3rd party consultants and help their current employees excel in the company.

Advice to Management

Believe in your team, help them achieve accolades that will benefit both the company and personal goals. This will help with morale

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  1. Great as a company but raise and promotion very hard to get

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible environment and great place to work if you want to balance family and work. Lots of project to work on and good bonus.

    Cons

    promotions- FORGET IT you will not get it. performance review does not have any effect on promotion. Salary raise- Forget it


  2. Flexible work environment but at what cost

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment; work from home
    Lots of employment opportunities / chances to move around the company

    Cons

    Job satisfaction really depends on who you work for, what dept you're in
    The new open workspace is terrible
    Zero help for commuters
    Working from home means sacrificing your career
    Base salaries are laughable; perks benefits and total comp dwindeling
    Re-orgs are status quo
    The company does not do enough to retain top talent

    Advice to Management

    Start looking out for the little guy again.
    Ensure Cisco remains competitive; keep up with the perks offered by other companies
    Telecommunications has gone overboard. Tavel is an important perk and vital to good international communications and team work.


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