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Cisco is a very volatile organization

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Bellevue, WA

ProsExcellent work environment, nice equipment, work from home options

ConsVery volatile organization. My experience has not been good. I work in the field so I have no ties to corporate. The organization is very large and you become just a number. I've had the two worst bosses in my life. Very unprofessional and agressive.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your management. Just because they were good at their jobs at one point in time doesn't mean that makes them good managers. I would not recommend anyone to work here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company to retire at, sinking ship

    Senior Hardware Engineer (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: 1) Chance to work with seasoned engineers who are good at what they do. 2) Large company, relatively stable 3) … Cons: 1) Meetings about meetings 2) Management's lack of foresight in project planning 3) Cronyism, Cisco is an amalgam of many smaller businesses, due to… Advice to Senior Management: Consider a more reasonable schedule for the projects. It is a bad idea to pull in project schedules by months in order to make… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Bloated and Top Heavy Cisco

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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


    Pros: Salary, Benefits, and Work Environment Cons: Poorly managed large company. Not nimble and no longer a… Advice to Senior Management: Not sure.... heading in the same direction as Nortel and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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