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A very satisfying ride so far..

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

Excellent culture of freedom and empowerment, great people, great work. One man being at the helm has obviously helped largely retain focus on the company's goals. As an employer, Cisco provides so many opportunities to learn and challenge oneself! Truly satisfying if you are looking for stability and growth too .

Cons

Not the best paymaster. Cisco has grown in size and a result slowed down over the years and there's more "governance" now than before, some of it which seems like red tape

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not compromise on hiring standards and bring in inadequately skilled people

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company but its time for CEO to move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company, lots of diversity, lots of opportunity to learn new technology, chance to work with new product before released, and its Cisco. The company has potential with the right leaders in place and will continue to grow.

    Rush to put products out to market pre-maturely before thoroughly tested and results in numerous of bugs and updates which leads to lower customer retention.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, too many layers of management, too many processes, too many wrong leaders steering the company in the wrong direction.

    Need to have more quality control testing for all products prior to FCS.

    The board of directors needs to be completely overhauled, the chairman and CEO should not be the same person, and its about time for Cisco to get a new leader. JC has done great for the company and got it back on track and most likely, Cisco would not be Cisco if its not for JC. The time has come to hand the reigns over to a new CEO, elect a new chairman, elect an entirely new board of directors and take Cisco to the next level.

    Cisco has the potential to dynamically change the landscape of technology but that starts with a new vision, new pair of eyes that's engineering driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the board of directors since they are a sleep at the wheel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Process Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    people, process, flexibility W-L Balance

    Cons

    Not a lot I can think of. except perhaps long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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