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A great company to work for.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Very talented coworkers, I learn a lot from
Feeling that anything is possible.
Culture of collaboration runs deep
Bay Area hi tech culture is globally felt

Cons

Now a big company and can take a while to figure out how to get things done.
Culture of collaboration does not suit all

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Great Company - Bad Business Decision.

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    Current Contractor - AS Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Contractor - AS Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great People. Great Salary.

    Cons

    Some challenging customers and clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global restructuring when we've had record profits and performance means I and countless other contractors (not mentioned in the cutback announcement) am SOL and job hunting again, despite great work. John Chambers can spin it all he wants....this is corporate greed at it's finest. Outsourcing jobs to India when the Americas made the record profits so stakeholders get good payouts and he gets a big retirement umbrella. Contractors MAKE the company money - so my personal professional opinion is that Cisco (John Chambers) is HURTING the company and countless contractors with this decision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cisco is the best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer V in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer V in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Work from home
    Training
    Restricted Stock Grants
    CAP Awards
    Growth
    Compensation
    Flexible hours
    Flexible travel
    Purchase Card
    Travel and Expense Card
    Employee Stock Purchase Program

    Cons

    Drinking from fire hose
    High pressure environment
    High expectation level
    Sometimes overly ambitious goal setting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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