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Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

competitive salary, great benefits, flexibility, autonomy

Cons

poor collegiality, limited upward mobility and advancement, uncertain strategy

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  1. Good place to work, especially if in San Jose

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn, grow, and be challenged every day
    Sensitive to global workplace and timezones
    Ability to transfer to many organizations and roles to increase personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Continuous meetings leave little time for work.
    You may find yourself working 60-70 hours weeks.
    Highly political in pockets.
    San Jose-based employees have a much greater chance for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let politics, favoritism or location cloud recognition, reward or opportunities for employees

  2. Silos in every corner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, ability to work from home or office. Open work space encourages collaboration. Beautiful campuses with plenty of private office space if needed.

    Cons

    All departments and groups work in silos and too many meetings about meetings. Micromanagement is very apparent, and information is not often shared downstream.

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