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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    We can work from home part of the time. The company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are impressive. I like it that our volunteering generates matching funds to nonprofits.

    Cons

    The politics have become challenging during the last year or so. It saddens me that some talented, wonderful people have left for this reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at reviews for long-time employees who haven't been promoted in years. Are they not qualified to progress, or is there an issue with their direct team managers, of which senior management is unaware?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Get rid of John Chambers

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    The pay is okay and the commute is short and I can work remotely.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, there are ONLY Indian and Chinese Engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of John Chambers, Gary Moore and majority of the SVPs (those CEOs from the acquisitions), they are overpaid, ineffective and have been around for far to long to allow for any effective, long lasting change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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