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Good Culture. Good opportunity if in right BU.

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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 for more than 3 years

Pros

- Work/Life Balance
- Good Team Culture depending on BU
- Good internal collab tools

Cons

- Every BU is different. Some are more flexible and provide more opportunity than others.
- Too much signoff required. Many times VP signoff is required in order to proceed to next step.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Keep generating positive Culture in direct team and indirect teams.
- Learn to be flexible.
- Promote and keep high performers even if that means transferring them to different BU's.

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    Political, Lack of Communication, Silo'd

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, Industry leader, ability to telecommute, many good people who work hard to get things done.

    Cons

    Very political, poor communications, very "need-to-know" information flow. Constant re-organizations, you are told, not asked, what you new position will be. Vice Presidents surround themselves with allies and the allies surround themselves with allies. You need to be in San Jose and in the right building to get promoted. A lot of full-time yet part time workers, do the minimum to stay hidden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Chambers, Break the internal cartels and silos , Don't let indians hire and promote only indians, Stop spending and wasting a fortune on useless marketing and other communication activities. Stop trying to be "hip" you're no longer going after the consumer market.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved the company and location in NC. Learned alot and enjoyed my time at Cisco tremendously.

    Cons

    Not alot of mobility and growth when I was there however I hear this has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in talent and trim the fat; make Cisco great once again by rewarding the promoting those who are best in business, product, thought leadership, design, development, partner enablement, and selling.

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