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Once a great company that is losing it's edge.

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Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Jose, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There are a lot of smart, great people at Cisco who have good intentions and work hard. It is very large company so there are ample job opportunities. Compensation and benefits are good.

Cons

The company has gotten too large for the current structure. The large number of acquisitions has diluted the once great culture. It has become very difficult to get things done. The company needs an infusion of new, aggressive leadership.

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  1. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    One of the best places for people like to work on networking technologies,

    Cons

    Culture changing from diversified to India style less enjoyable.

  2. Depends on what group you work for.... there are many!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and access to a lot of amenities!! Some groups have a autonomy and work great. Others are silos and you would never know there is more out there since you can get buried with the same/day to day tasks.... Divide and conquer big sales deals/acquisitions

    Cons

    Not all locations have all the perks and luxuries... Some have none at all :( Senior leadership at the director level change every 8-12 months consistently and have done so for the past few years. Goals and direction changes just as often. Politics play big here... Who you know can be good or bad. Some areas of the company are the market leaders, whereas others are far behind.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent when shifting gears.. It's okay to change direction, people appreciate when you acknowledge things aren't working and change is needed. Not all managers are pushing the Cisco culture in regards to employee personal growth. Take care of your employees with continuing compensation or lose them to competitors. When asking your front line employees for their opinions, use them to make sensible changes... Seems like most are asked their opinion because it is a goal set for them and their managers take employees considerations and do nothing with them... Too much "going through the motions" and not enough work done to follow up on the voice of the frontline employee

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