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Once a great company but now it's all about personal greed

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsPay OK, benefits good. Pockets of highly qualified and ethical people.

ConsThe latest craze is to centralize everything, officially to promote quicker execution on the turnaround but everyone knows it's to save cost. As a result you now have concentrations of power emerging with little room for diversity of ideas.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn the next layoff, aim your cuts a little higher up the food chain and you may see some positive results. And tell the ones left that they actually have to deliver something not just cut cost.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You really don't want to work here for a long time

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Cisco had some good medical benefits, but they went away. They had a good stock option plan, but that went to the mangers and… Cons: It's like reality TV, let's have another re-org to protect the management or give someone more people to build their empire. To many Directors… Advice to Senior Management: Fire the CEO and the BOARD. Start over and clean house.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great company reputation, culture needs an update now

    Regional Manager, Leasing (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Company name gets you in the door anywhere, market leader,… Cons: Difficult to get promoted internally, there is an old school of people… Advice to Senior Management: Too bureaucratic! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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