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I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 7 years
Pros – The best part of working for Cisco is working with industry leading technology, having a great IT brand and having huge flexibility to do your job.
Like many places, your happiness is somewhat at the mercy of your manager. With the right combination however, the job can be interesting, varied and fun.
Cons – Although Cisco used to say it recruited the best in the industry, you may find many of your colleagues will be lazy, incompetent and able to surf below the radar. Sometimes this isn't properly picked up by management.
The company culture has shifted to be far more corporate over the past 5 years. Small things add up to a place that is no longer fun and dynamic in the way it once was
Advice to Senior Management – Invest in making it a fun place to be again. This isn't having team meetings in the pub, but looking at what made it a great place to work before and shifting the culture and hiring to align with that.
Some policies are very inconsistent across teams, such as expenses, which creates arbitrary resentment.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-06-29 08:40 PDT
Here at Cisco, we believe the most important change to the network experience is upon us. We see a future where the network is the platform. A network that is no longer used just for transactions, but for real-time… — Full Overview
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