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Helpful (4)

It's Hell There Right Now

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (4)

    Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. You don't expect fire works.

    Cons

    The company is past its prime days. Many Indian Managers at the Low to Mid level battling out for their career advancement. Many decisions are based on 1. What is in it for me ? 2. Will this project me good to the higher ups ? 3. How can I block the other guy who seem to be going ahead in the race ? 4. I got the power, how can I show it to guys below me

    Advice to Management

    Bring back some diversity in Low to Mid Level Management.


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