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Best company I ever worked for, before or since.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very well defined and laser focused on the type of culture they wanted. Exceptional colleagues.

Cons

High intensity and High burn-out.

Advice to Management

Let's bring on a full come-back.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Stay away if you want a life outside of work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Fast track learning experience. Lots of sharp people.

    Cons

    Hours may be flexible, but your working all the time. Full time in RTP, but staying up several nights until 3am to complete work / meetings with folks in Bangalore. All while barely understanding a thing said. No help with management to balance the load.

    Advice to Management

    Just move it all to India and get it over with.


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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good salary, benefits. work is not that difficult and you can often create your own job within a certain structure.

    Cons

    management sucks. they do not hire the most effective leadership team, rather promote "friends" and those that play the game. the restructure EVERY SINGLE YEAR.. then spend 6 months trying to figure out the next structure, which only gives them about 50% productivity or less.. very frustrating

    Advice to Management

    create a system to identify leadership talent, TRAIN THEM and then promote the best, not the best friends. STOP reorging all the time!


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