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Great Company - Bad Business Decision.

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for 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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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    I love Cisco but you are overworked, unappreciated, underpaid and they don't want anything but "yes" people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Work remotely, good benefits, accommodating to family issues.

    Cons

    Too political, promotion by cronyism. It is not what you know that allows you to get ahead, it is who you know. The rating and ranking system does not work, a good employee can get rated with Needs Improvement just because a metric needs to be met. You are not rated on your actual value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back some of the good people you just let go, and look beyond favoritism to when making decisions to lay people off. Change the rating and ranking program, a good employee should not be marked as Needs Improvement because one manager in the meeting has a more over powering presence than another one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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