Cisco Systems
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Great place to work

Senior Technical Leader (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

Pros- fosters innovation
- great opportunities to learn
- great support from management for new ideas and innovations

Cons- must be self-motivated and look for the right positions and opportunities to grow

Advice to Senior Management- need more focus and commitment to see the initiatives through till delivery - a few projects get delayed/stalled due to change of focus

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    In my group, it seems the only way to get ahead is to "play politics." But perhaps this is not a pervasive problem.

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    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: We can work from home part of the time. The company's corporate social responsibility… Cons: The politics have become challenging during the last year or so. It… Advice to Senior Management: Look at reviews for long-time employees who haven't been promoted in years. Are they not qualified to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Get rid of John Chambers

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    San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems


    Pros: The pay is okay and the commute is short and… Cons: Lack of diversity, there are ONLY Indian and Chinese Engineers. Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of John Chambers, Gary Moore and majority of the SVPs (those CEOs from the acquisitions), they… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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