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Extraordinary learning experience, intellectually challenging, great salary

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

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

Pros

1, Very friendly culture - there's no "up or out" approach. Everyone is being evaluated based on one's achievements rather than on his peer's relative performance.
2. Very good pay - easily comparable to management consulting, but without working 100 hours a week!
3. Super-flexible hours, many people work 1 or 2 days from home.
4. Cisco solutions are not trivial - to understand a solution one has to understand the whole eco-system, which forces you to see the big picture all the time.

Cons

As in any big organization, some 25% of your time you'll waste on filling forms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing a great job by adding more marketing focus!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    In general, Cisco has been good to me, but times are changing and employees are being forgotten.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great annual bonuses, smart people, large enough to move around, flexible.

    Cons

    More and more is being taken away from employees, the Cisco family is becoming a thing of the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At some point, the people have to be prioritized higher again. To continue to ask for more without the employees seeing any additional benefits will continue to contribute to attrition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Good 1st line managers and good salary/benefits.

    Cons

    Too much organizational hierarchy and red-tape. San Jose headquarter thumbs its noses at other sites. Too difficult to get your opinions heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cisco is stagnating. Bring back the innovation by empowering the technical employees and reduce all the red tapes of upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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