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very political and difficult place to work

Video Production Manager (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

ProsLooks good on a resume, everyone knows them

ConsWhen I left a well respected hardware company to come to Cisco, everyone tried to talk me out of it, a manager told me (who worked there several years prior to coming to the company where we both worked) told me "at Cisco people don't tend to stab you in the back, they'll come right up to you and stab you in the face!" - a few weeks later I found out how truthful that was

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just talk about doing what's right, actually do it, stop the rampant empire building within middle management tiers and the in-house political maneuvering

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK - not great - but not too bad either.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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    Pros: - Good work/life balance - nothing much to add Cons: - Low risk/no reward - Stunted growth - Senior mgmt has lost… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    I love working at Cisco, although things have been changing in the past half year or so.

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    Pros: Great place to work. Employees are treated well if they… Cons: It's a big company and can be hard to stand out. Lots and lots of process. Being overworked… Advice to Senior Management: The rank and file pay attention to senior leadership, so please set a good example. Own up to and admit mistakes (like… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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