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Good company to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Leader in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Technical Leader in Richardson, TX

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Wide range of technology groups

Cons

No pay raise
No prompt promotions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better the grading/ranking process, called CPC.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Empowerment to do your job,.

    Cons

    Big company equal bureaucracy and a resistance to innovate or "just do it"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Bittersweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Still some terrific folks around, despite the politicians' best efforts to eradicate the few free-thinkers left.

    Cons

    Those of us who have been around longer than 10 years remember Cisco as a cutting-edge environment. Agile and young, we used to make smart, strategic decisions. Smart acquisitions. It used to be fun. We're going on nearly a decade of indecisive leadership, unreasonable changes, lack of strategy, and all our decisions seem to be based on politics. It feels as though we've lost our competitive edge in the market and employees across the company are feeling its de-motivating effects. Pulse scores are low, opportunity is low, morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our leaders need to take some serious and real measures to re-evaluate the direction of the company. They may not realize how lackluster the environment has become. Trim the fat at the top and middle of the company. We have too many chiefs and too many people trying to squeeze into chief hats that there's nobody left to think and work. Who's planning the strategy?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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