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4 people found this helpful  

It's Hell There Right Now

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

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

Pros

Seriously great people. Bright minds, very hard workers. The technology Cisco gives you to do your job is world-class.

Cons

Constant re-organizing because the leadership is not in touch with the actual work. Engineering projects are not properly funded, so they don't succeed and they are shut down. Morale is at an all-time low...lower than after the dotcom crash in the early 00's.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is time for Chambers to go. Leaders are being named based on their ability to politic, not on their ability to lead.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits, generous pay, lonely in empty building, looming layoffs again.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They hire talented people, pay them well and give you great flexibility to set your schedule.

    Cons

    There is nobody in the office. Everybody is "working" off-site and since they are not really working they are not avaible to help you or even respond to an email.
    The mass layoffs are not done. Another set is loooming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people come into work. Hold them accountable for working with others, not just finishing their assignment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting stagnent, company has gotten too large.

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, benefits are fine. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Company is too large and not mobile enough. Can get stuck doing the same thing for too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to act more like a smaller company to be more agile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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