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A great global company to work for

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

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

Pros

Market Leader in the Networking arena
John Chambers - a visionary leader helping the company stay ahead of competition

Cons

Company has grown very large, not as nimble like some of thier smaller competitors
Very slow stock price growth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The "council" format of management was not working very well, as it added a lot of confusion trickling down to the rank and file

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Good company to work for, but hard to find personal growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Cisco has highly qualified people working for them in many areas. It's easy to find support and mentoring. They provide flexible hours, and support working from home.

    Cons

    Cisco over the years has taken away employee benefits to improve bottom-line performance. This has resulted in a drop in employee satisfaction. Bureaucracy has crept in over the years. It will take some time to restructure the company to be a strong and growing player again like it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back employee benefits, however small they may be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Mobile Work Environment, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Late night calls is part of most jobs due to a globally integrated workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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