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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    no cons at this momemt

    Advice to Management

    start focussing in the right direction


  2. Great company that built out the Internet but..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities. Enormous customer base. Good perks and salaries. Relatively better than other companies of this size. Still works very closely with customers and therefore provides a great way to learn about actual customer issues from all parts of the organization (if one is in the right organization).

    Cons

    Big company. Fewer pockets of no-nonsense culture and work focus. Slow moving. Smart folks are leaving since it is no longer the company to work for (was so for about a decade). Lots of duplicated effort which hinders progress. Conflicting Business Unit goals cause misery to all around.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce company size by 30%. Double the management to team ratios at all levels.


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