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

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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)

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

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 Management

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.

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  1. Still a leader, but needs to seriously shake up its current executives

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Business Development in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - A great opprtunity to work with some serioulsy talented people, especially out in the regions - Benefits and salary are above the industry norm - Ability to expand your experience through different roles within the company, out in the regions and at HQ

    Cons

    - You have to wonder how some people especially at corporate are still in their roles.. they should have gone a long while ago, while some of the hard working, talented individuals have either moved on, or will soon do so, due to high frustration levels. - Still an old boys club mentality at the top... - Many executives have been there too long... need to bring in some fresh blood and a new way of thinking. - Recently lost its way with too much restructuring... it is breeding discontentment and bad morale in a big way.

    Advice to Management

    Consider what you are doing with all the restructuring, you are losing some of the wrong people as a result.... which is a big shame. Bring in fresh outside talent to drive change at the senior executive level.


  2. Extraordinary learning experience, intellectually challenging, great salary

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    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Keep doing a great job by adding more marketing focus!


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