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Cisco is a very volatile organization

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent work environment, nice equipment, work from home options

Cons

Very 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 ManagementAdvice

Train 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company. Balanced work and life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and good to balance between work and life.
    Still offer good technologies and products in networking and data center, many opportunity to learn and experience in these areas.

    Cons

    Less innovative. Products are not as competitive as it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not just talk about innovation. It is important to build a work environment that attracts good ideas and talented people, that can deliver innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cisco lost its way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Global Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, flexible work hours and spaces, great customers to work with. For a long time Cisco had a great strategy and moved into innovative areas, but the economy crashed and Cisco had to refocus.

    Cons

    We ran out of products and our BUs bacame too political and lost their mojo. They lost all the good people and have been left with subpar PMs and others. Cisco's had a series of layoffs and has demoralized the company. Cisco has exited a number of businesses and is more of an R&S company as opposed to a true communications company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what the corporate strategy is and execute off that. Hire better managers.

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