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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, Bad, and Ugly of Large Corporation

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

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

    Pros

    Stability and compensations are pretty good. Plenty of resources.

    Cons

    Employee evaluation is based on how good s/he writes or tells to the manager, and her/his peers tell to the manager. Social networking and politics are almost a must to survive, Rating system encourage back-stabbing among peers, and turf guarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort in knowing each individual contribution. Less turf guarding. Probably replace/compliment individual based rating with team based ratings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very large company.

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

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

    Pros

    Endless opportunity, easy path up for careerists, access to cutting edge technology, chance to make a real difference in the world's largest markets.

    Cons

    Endless big-company hell. Filled with careerists and nepotism/friends-and-family hires. Everything takes four times longer than it would in even a mid-sized company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill about ten X more programs than you already have. Stop investing in stupid crap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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