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Full of turf wars and little cross-BU collaboration

Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsPedigree of computer networking background. Great place to advance your product management, product marketing, Ethernet networking domain expertise. There are some great people there.

ConsAbusive languages, turf wars among business units. Your product will get de-positioned by other BUs. And you will have to de-position them too. The company is terrible at getting multiple BUs to work together and build a cohesive system. In the era of modern data center convergence, this is a deadly issue that will cost Cisco continuous market share decline in Ethernet switching.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange R&D organization structure, reward cross-BU alignment and collaboration.

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Too Big

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Santa Clara, CA

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


Pros: Good comp, benefits and work-life balance. Cons: Too large, management is not full aligned and company strategy… Advice to Senior Management: Communicate better to middle managers. Push them to deliver high-level… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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not great anymore

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


Pros: largest networking company in the world Cons: disfunction and petty politics stalled stock/growth No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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