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An excellent growth experience

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Current Employee - Technical Lead
Current Employee - Technical Lead

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

Pros

Endless learning opportunities, involvement with emerging technology, Competitive benefits

Cons

Growing bureaucracy and mixed messaging from management (see year end numbers for FY13)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trying to be an IT company isn't a Cisco strength, Cisco needs to return to its core values.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and culture

    Cons

    Many Layoffs and and and

    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working with some of the smartest minds I've met in my nearly 10 years in IT. Management seems to have good direction without micromanaging their employees.

    Cons

    Only downsides are that they tend to hire more contractors and don't often convert to full time until a year or two into contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recently the media announced 4000 layoffs and management states this is due to hiring in business units that were not producing at the level Cisco expects. Rather than layoff these people they should be able to move into another Business Unit that is in need of staffing. If they are poor performing employees, certainly lay them off - but not because you want to increase profits.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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