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Cisco is a company in transition ( for the better or worse...time will tell)

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

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

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

Pros

A great company for many years with a healthy work/life balance. The company pays well with great benefits and all in all great people and great environment. Your life at Cisco can be the best experience of your working career but your life at Cisco is directly related to which division you work for. I would recommend anyone coming to Cisco to stay within their established strength core competencies and stay away from Cisco's new business ventures, as Cisco tends to drop these after a few years if they do not perform as expected taking the employees with it.

Cons

Company politics rather than flawless execution can be the order of the day with people spending more time on pointless conference calls and meetings then closing or developing business.The concept of employees acquiring wealth through stock is now long gone and employees are now just large company assets with a steady paycheck.

Advice to Management

Cisco used to make fun of the Nortels and Lucents as these large companies unable to execute. While Nortel and Lucent are now names in the past, Cisco has now grown up and will become just like them unless you bring back the Cisco culture that got you here in the first place.

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  1. Great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning Opportunity and good compensation/benefit

    Cons

    Lack of visibility and require politics savvy

    Advice to Management

    Recognize low level engineer effort


  2. Excellent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Electro- Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Electro- Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Decline in market share in some areas.


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