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Former Employee - Project Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
Former Employee - Project Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great perks, work environment, people is nice

Cons

Career path can get fuzzy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more on target towards career paths

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall good experince

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    You get to work in a place where you are able to do home office and manage your own time in order to bring results, so teleworking, videoconferencing, and high use of online collaborative tools is a must. As an engineer you will work with the latest technology in the networking industry, and will be involved with high profile customers.

    Cons

    As it continues to grow, it's becoming more and more bureaucratic. There are many processes in place to do almost every activity, and there's also an excess of surveys or polls to measure many of the aspects of work which is needed but when every area does this many times you spend a lot of your day just answering surveys. Lately, at the end of each FY there were major global restructurings which included layoffs, change in strategies, elimination of products/business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the amount of processes to allow for agile business doing or put tools and resources in place to off load this from field people. Monitor the dates and regularity of feedback in different areas to limit surveys and polls from many sources at one period of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company for Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to become one of top network engineers, Cisco is the best place.

    Cons

    Some engineer don't use CCIE skill with their work, but Cisco engineer must get CCIE.
    CCIE certification is very difficult. You need more time for getting CCIE.
    So we suspect CCIE is whether need or not really at sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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