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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)

Pros

competitive salary, great benefits, flexibility, autonomy

Cons

poor collegiality, limited upward mobility and advancement, uncertain strategy

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Silos in every corner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems (less than a year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Network Consulting Engineer at México

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    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge company with dominant market share. Good pay. Opportunity to have good work-life balance (though it depends on the position - avoid Technical Support or Field Delivery if this is important for you). Great benefits (car allowance, Employee Stock Purchase Program).

    Cons

    Very political company (at least in México). HUGE number of Management positions (at least 30 EVPs worldwide). Difficult to find the opportunity to explore different positions, although if you can find the position and if you are the chosen candidate, you do not need approval from anyone to move. Management needs to open their eyes and realize there is a lot of people doing NOTHING to contribute to the success of the company. The company needs to get rid of this lazy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to open their eyes and realize there is a lot of people doing NOTHING to contribute to the success of the company. The company needs to get rid of this lazy people. Value the needs of the employee, when he needs to find another challenge.

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    Approves of CEO
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