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Good company company to work for - but difficult to figure out how to move up

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

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

Pros

Work culture is good - there's a good sense of trust and delegation. Managers strive for work/life balance. In addition, there's a lot of diversity of job functions and roles.

Cons

For those coming from smaller companies or companies with less virtual meetings, adapting to the semi-virtual work environment takes time. Even if someone works at HQ, they might spend 70% of their time with virtual teams. Promotions take longer than at many other companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase focus on incentivizing employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great experience,but the company needs to do a deeper organizational change to map transformers and maintainers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open mind, mobility and you drive your career

    Cons

    Middle Senior leadership need to be changed, identify transformers on middle and bottom to bring up and also combined with some outsiders ( middle means, Directors and VPs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the SVP and VP layer and promote more Directors to put decision makers closer to customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very Stable and a good culture

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

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

    Pros

    Stability, if you do your job there is not a reason to get laid off.

    Cons

    salary growth, I know many people that leave to come back a year later to get a higher salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay the people that have been there as much as you pay the new highers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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