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hard work and good pay!

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Dynamic team with lot talented people.

Cons

Remote employees gets laid off for no reasons.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be smart w/ acquisitions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Transient Place

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young Employees with fresh ideas

    Cons

    So big no one can help with understanding their AS IS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uniformity is needed and stop bad listing former employees . It is unethical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Huge company, horrible communication and organization, lack of benefits for contractors, operates on mostly contractors.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Seems to be a team oriented organization. Lots of collaboration encouraged, overtime seems to be expected and encouraged, facilities are generally accommodating.

    Cons

    Huge company. Mostly contractors, probably more contractors than permanent employees. Department heads, directors, and managers seem to have too much power, and if they get offended by your trying to help the team they'll fire you. Communication is horrible. Organization of departments and information are worse. IWE (Webex Social) was implemented as the internal social wiki, and it is not conducive to information organization or communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees! Get rid of WebEx Social! If your employees or contractors are telling you something that you take offense to or are averse to, maybe there is a reason for it. Instead of just getting someone fired, hold a webex and listen to them! Explain why they offended you and ask if that was what they meant. If you don't fix this it'll destroy the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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