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bad management (managers)

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

- good infrastructure
- work life balance

Cons

- handwork and productivity are not valued and not convert to componsation and increment.
- managers are biased.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

value and support people who are really contributing to the work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    cisco may not be better than Google or Facebook, but still a good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    4 weeks of vacation
    working hour is round 40 hrs/week, no need to work on weekend.
    project schedule is very reasonable, not a whole lot of pressure
    Good place for old people as well as fresh graduate

    Cons

    career upward mobility is not very high.
    overall compensation is getting worse year by year.
    Not a good place for engineers with 3 to 8 year experience due to poor compensation for them
    Not many interesting projects due to many new projects or idea are cut.
    Instead of building it, Cisco always buy its from outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    once a great name, now only thing left is the brand name...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -very strong brand name, market share gained for many years, most revenue just coming from loyal customers without too much sales effort
    -Still can stay stable and safe for many years

    Cons

    -No long term plan at all, everyone only care about "WEEKLY" forecast, nothing more.
    -No longer a cutting edge tech company, selling product like selling commodity goods, increasing revenue only by pushing customer to buy more
    -Very unfriendly culture, even hostile, don't expect any help from others
    -unreasonable target

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    without competitive product no sales effort can multiple the revenue
    focus more on product rather than sales target forcast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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