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

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  • 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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    Great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Olympia, WA

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

    Pros

    Recognized and respected name and quality solutions.
    Culture encourages giving back and rewarding hard work.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy, lacking agility to respond to market inflections.
    Verbally encourage work/life balance but not in practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach and take load off of individual contributors by making your teams agile and responsive with applied resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company company to work for - but difficult to figure out how to move up

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    • 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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