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Fantastic work environment with great people, culture, compensation, benefits, facilities, resources - can go on and on!

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Best in class solutions for customers in the industry, Can be confident to know you have a great company behind you and value-add solutions that help our customers achieve their business goals and plan for the future. Many resources available to help you be successful in your role. Fantastic team environment. Most employees are smart, hardworking, and always willing to help. After 90 days you can typically work from home 1 day a week. Challenging goals and high expectations from management, but a culture that emphasizes work life balance and is of the, get your work done and do what you have to do mentality. Good flexibility and very little micro-management. They hire good people and treat you like adults, meaning they trust you to be productive and get things done. Great long term career opportunities and exposure to many different roles and career tracks. Your options are endless. Many employees at company for 10-15+ years; very unusual these days, especially in IT. This is a testament to the wonderful culture at Cisco.

Cons

Large corporation that can be cumbersome at times. Must be very flexible as things change regularly. Days fill up quickly with many meetings, training, etc., not all of which are of great value. Have to learn what is important and what you can skip. Tools can be frustrating to work with, still use way to many Excel spreadsheets for things and underutilization of CRM capabilities.

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Keep up the good work! I have always been very impressed with the quality of the leadership in my organization.

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  1. Cisco is a great place to work. It has changed my life.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits. Wide and competitive product portfolio. Cisco has strong R&D and acquisition teams. Significant opportunity for advancement. Cisco has many good people and is an ethical company. Management does the right thing for the Cisco's business, customers and the workers most of the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes Cisco's internal processes makes it hard to get something done for our customers. Too much "Red Tape". This issue is being addressed by management but it can't be solved quick enough.

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    Streamline internal processes and tools.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Balanced quality of work and life in a challenging industry

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    Current Employee - Finance Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Business Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and teleconferencing allow work in any environment

    Cons

    Large corporation and hierarchal management narrows your experience set to what is needed

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