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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in North Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in North Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good work-life balance
Flexible working hours
Good location
Down to earth people
Virtual teams allow for wider collaboration
Dynamic industry

Cons

Too many layers at the top
Decision making is too slow
Can be quite bureaucratic
Very slow to react to market changes
Roles overlap and on occasion duplicate
Can be complacent about its position in the market

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Good large, stalwart, IT company.

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Great people, value work/life balance, dominant market share.

    Cons

    No longer a growth company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to re-assess culture relative to market position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Cisco Systems is a great place to work and it is getting better. It's a huge company, so it's not all perfect, but when you take it all together you come up with some pretty compelling reasons why leaving the company would be hard to do.

    Specifically, if you perform well and work hard, you'll be rewarded well. In recent years it seems that managers have directed more of the rewards to those on the team that contribute more. Makes working longer hours worth it.

    Also, flexibility is a huge benefit in Cisco (remote work, flexible hours, etc). This depends on you and your manager, but if you are trustworthy and self-directed you are afforded much flexibility.

    Cons

    If you want Cisco to be a fun place to work, you'll need to create the fun. I'm not saying it can't be a fun place but it'll be up to you to organize events and get teammates together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This advice might be local to my specific team, but I would like to see managers have a higher expectation of performance from each individual and for those employees who are there just for the paycheck to be managed out faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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