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Positives outweigh the negatives (at least for now)

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work/life balance, excellent benefits, challenging opportunities. Internal job rotation is getting better, used to be frowned upon in some groups. Great systems and internal tools to get information.

Cons

Limited career development opportunities. Unless you are a rising start, it's difficult to move upward. As the company is getting larger, it's difficult to get things done - too much beaurocracy. Managers are too busy to help, many times you will be on your own with limited support. Not much social interaction, groups and teams are very silod.

Advice to Management

Recognize your employees for the work they do. Spend more time with employee development.

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  1. Cisco... lots of potential.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect II in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT Architect II in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, comfortable environment. Good life/work balance is achievable if you push for it.

    Cons

    Stuck in a great big rut.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on staff, cut WAY back on contractors.


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    Great Company, but be prepared to work longer hours and harder than you ever have before

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable market leader that is never satisfied with the status quo. Their products are second to none, and they truly understand the value of products that compliment each other. They use all their own products internally and that certainly lends credibilty in the sales process. They have a very good benefits package and provide 4 weeks of vacation per year to new employees.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance is something that is talked about all the time, however it is very hard to achieve, especially at the end of each quarter. Sales is a tough game with any company, however at Cisco your territory and your quota don't always align. A brand new rep right out of their training program can achieve 115% of quota (with no true sales experience), while a seasoned individual can be "worked out" of the company depending upon the geographical piece of dirt each is given. At the end of each fiscal year, accounts are shuffled and territories are re-aligned, which means unless you are a global account manager, you aren't going to be calling on the same customer more than 12 months. Very hard to become a trusted advisor to a customer in this scenario.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your top individual performers for promotion, versus going outside for RM positions. It is easier to teach management skills than learning the internal workings of Cisco.


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