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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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  1. 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. 3 people found this helpful

    Such a shame!

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people.
    Great products.
    Amazing sales machine.

    Cons

    Very very political -- didn't used to be that way!
    Since the company began having lay-offs, employees are no longer as willing to share their ideas, especially if they are not in lock-step with managers, for fear of ending up on the lay-off list. It's too bad!
    No longer open/honest communication culture that is touted.
    Unfortunate review process requires that even if all team members are high performing, someone has to be on the bottom of the list
    Very high number of contractors -- so loss of native/historical knowledge when budgets are reduced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees! - With the BILLIONS you have in the bank how is it possible and ethical to have lay-offs and to use so many contractors and not provide benefits etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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