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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The People The Benefits The Location The Culture

Cons

Company Direction Mature, Slower Growing Too Many Layoffs

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  1. A great company to work for and have a balanced personal life.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Richardson, TX

    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

    Challenging problems and exceptional talent.

    Cons

    Still holds on to older technologies and doesn't invest much in user experience.

    Advice to Management

    invest more in User Experience.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Political, Lack of Communication, Silo'd

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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