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Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Strong branding with high customer credibility. Responsible organization that will address customer issues to satisfaction.

Cons

Mature company so compensation is not aggressive. Goals are challenging as they typically insert an uplift of 20-25% on actuals which can be difficult if you are in the same patch for several years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review competitive compensation plans to insure that we are attracting and retaining the best and brightest in the industry. Cisco is no longer a company in which you can earn at a high level with current comp models.

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    Cisco - a leader in the industry

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    Current Employee - Marketign Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketign Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Cisco is an arms dealer - as internet technoligies and appliceations get more and more pervasive nad popular, as data and voice gets more and more critical to business and commerce - Cisco only stands to gain.

    Good company, healthy culture, great benefits, good inter transfer opportunties

    Cons

    Matrix organization can be difficult to work in, silos and turf wars happen often, if you are in corp then San Jose is where you need to be to get ahead. Promotion seems to happen only when you look like you will leave otherwise - not because it is deserved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent promotion polic

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    In summary

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Great technology, leader in the space

    Cons

    over hiring has changed things, huge cutbacks in expenses, to many accountants managing spreadsheets much different then 6 to 8 yrs ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut out some of the fat in the mgmt layer and get the google like creative spirt going. way to shirt and tie these days. jack of all trades or master of some? 100% commitment to products and market or get out.

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