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Good company to learn

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

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

Pros

- Wide and diverse technologies and sales methodologies to learn
- Best operations and employee tools
- Space to grow in the organization

Cons

- Moderate salaries compared to other smaller companies but better than most giant companies
- low chances to overachieve as the bar became too high
- Away from Software industry

Advice to Management

- Review the salary structure compared to other vendors
- Evolve your GTM strategy inline with the current political , financial and technological WW changes
- Internal managers need a LOT of personal development to become leaders i.e not every good sales man can be a sales manager and not every good sales manager can be a GM , sales or systems engineer management is totally different from people management which you need to develop a LOT .

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    A golden cage

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Netanya (Israel)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Netanya (Israel)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary, yearly bonus, nice atmosphere, no pressure

    Cons

    rare promotions, not many career oppotunities, politics

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    Company still too top heavy, but with some great employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderful employees at Cisco, and generally a very strong work ethic. Most people are genuinely trying to do their best for the company. There is a good opportunity to work globally and certainly to experience interaction with people from around the world, using virtual collaboration tools.

    Cons

    Weak HR means that managers deal with an antiquated performance management process (based on a 15 year old GE model); lots of unhealthy politics at the SVP level and too many Directors sitting pretty due to tenure; recent RIFs have taken a slice out of the workforce, but not out of the much more expensive layers of the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the new HR leader to implement real and substantive change to performance management, management education, and to create an independent HR function. Before relentlessly pursuing a shared service model, perform adequate impact assessments on the impacted functions - we're entering a world of pain in the name of Opex cutting, which will have to be reversed when the complaints become too great to ignore (by which time, the orchestrators will have been promoted or moved to their next 'big' role at another tech company.

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