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Well run business, however your experience will by and large be dictated your manager

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat brand name and experience you can later leverage.

ConsEasy to get lost and the best performers aren't always noticed. It's not what you know but who you know kid!

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's simple, people managers should be people that 1) have an interest in managing and leading and 2) are good at it, i.e. they have the requisite people and soft skills to do the job effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year


Pros: Good name to have on your CV, good career growth if you have a… Cons: Career growth is slow, pay rises are tough, and there are a lot of people who are… Advice to Senior Management: Make people move around, having people in the same job… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Too much communication and not enough action

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Southampton, England (UK)

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


Pros: Cisco has a good overall package and the rewards scheme such as bonuses is above the industry standard. Being a high-tech… Cons: However the company is very sales driven. There is a lot of process and communication in place but often it hinder the technological implementation.… Advice to Senior Management: Digest what you are telling us first. Lets have an fair system of environments… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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