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Not what it used to be

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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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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Is composed of a lot of really smart people, but is highly impersonal and corporate

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues know what they are doing. They are highly experienced in their respective fields and are friendly

    Benefits package is pretty nice.

    Cons

    The company is so large that it is easy to get lost.

    Florescent lighting, cubicles, the stereotypical corporate floorplan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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