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Get used to South Asian culture

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Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

Pros

Very flexible work schedules. Work from home or don't work at all. No one cares.

Cons

No accountability. Too much bloat. Get ready to change your culture if you're American.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great learning curve and everyday action packed place. Everyone get's a chance to produce and be recognized.

    You work with amazing people everyday. How in tune you are with the organization's vision and the effort you put forth to contribute to that vision could reap benefits that go beyond recognition.

    You are encouraged to participate in job rotations every 2 years or so to expand knowledge and exposure. You are expected to attend 40 hours of training yearly. Part of that training could be giving the training and being a Mentor or Mentee.

    Cons

    No downside. Action Packed place and yet learning encouraged, Work on weekday evening and weekends .. it never ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome Management and always overcommits and also exceeds the expectation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr Manager

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - The products are great and continue to be very competetive
    - Great Silicon valley location (San Jose, CA) and other key centers in US - RTP (NC), Richardson (TX), Lawrenceville (GA) and Boxborough (MA)
    - True global player with big R&D investments in India

    Cons

    - Not a healthy change in culture. People are becoming commodities
    - Low motivation among rank and file. Noth a healthy work/life balance
    - Recent layoffs (2011 and 2012) has hurt the morale. Everyone seems to be watching their back and not easily collaborate for the common good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need change at senior leaderhip and infuse new thinking
    - Focus on core and collaborate with partners on context
    - Key messages seem to focus more on engineering talent. Let others know they are very important too

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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