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Network Consulting Engineer

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Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in London, England (UK)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good name to have on your CV, good career growth if you have a director who will help you - and you arent in a technical support role (TS).

Cons

Career growth is slow, pay rises are tough, and there are a lot of people who are "chaff", who are just riding it out for the pension after joining pre 2000 and enjoying the perks.

Advice to Management

Make people move around, having people in the same job for 15 years makes new blood impossible to attract (and retain).

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  1. Too much communication and not enough action

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Southampton, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco has a good overall package and the rewards scheme such as bonuses is above the industry standard. Being a high-tech company there are a lot of big toys to play with and someone interested in systems would love the work we have.

    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. A lot of emphasis is put on delivery but this means quality suffers and some key elements in process improvement are overlooked as they don't derive immediate cost benefit even though long term they are proven to be key money savers.

    Advice to Management

    Digest what you are telling us first.
    Lets have an fair system of environments globally i.e. allowances, canteen etc.
    Try to look further than the one project deliverable.


  2. Its a retirement company!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timings, Work From home, world class amenities and one of the best campus in Asia.

    Cons

    Sustenance work, minimal feature development, waste of talent, low package.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more quality work in India. Talent here is huge!


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