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Network Consulting Engineer

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Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

Pros

One gets to work with the latest bleeding edge technology. If you like technology and a challenge you will have all you can handle and more at Cisco. Also, you get to work the brightest engineers in the industry and for the most part everyone is hardworking and works well together. The company management does a pretty good job on steering the massive organization.

Cons

Internal promotions are hard to come by depending on where you are in the company. This has forced good employees to look outside the company for greater opportunity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue driving simplification and reducing management layers. Continue working on increasing organization agility. In addition to these ongoing initiatives rotate resources more this will broaden the skills of individuals and help with employee retention.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    High quality company with excellent people talent

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance, excellent people and plentiful talent, still a good culture and values about fair play and caring for people

    Cons

    An interesting mix of strong hatred of clear goals with accountability, thick red-tape bureaucracy, self-serving senior leadership that has been brought in externally mixed with the wrong sort in power internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in developing talent. Young ambitious employees quickly hit the wall and many choose to move to different companies to continue to progress. Create more programs for high-performers to gain visibility, take on new and challenging projects within or outside their current role, and don't be stingy with bonuses for a job well done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    sw engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    company makes a ton of money on their core business. company shares with employees

    Cons

    company has no future. company keeps buying smaller companies trying to get into new businesses... it rarely works out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus. less market adjacencies. more innovation. don't try to buy a business. build and grow one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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