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Great first 10 years, then.....................

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Former Employee - Channels & Bus Dev in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Channels & Bus Dev in Raleigh, NC

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good pay, challenging, get to be part of one of the industries greatest sales teams

Cons

Have become political in last few years with folks hiring cronies from industry at high pay while the meat of the organization is being dismantled - i.e, the folks brining in the revenue that own long term client relationships.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to what you do best and lead with appropriate technologies - make your core teams feel appreciated, your competitors are !

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good Overall Company with great benefits. Subject to whims of layoffs every couple of years.

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Generally a leader in the networking industry backbone. Pay and benefits are good to start. Lot's of opportunity to rotate jobs. Good work/life balance and ability to work remote.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get raises. Make sure you come in at a grade level that you are comfortable with for several years because it can be tough to get grade level promotions. You may be subject to layoffs every 1-2 years that may not be tied to your performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define more clear career opportunities. Take a longer term view to talent and quit making so many restructuring efforts that cause morale to plummet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I saw the writing on the wall.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    While Cisco is a great place to work I did not feel i could go anywhere inside the company anymore then i already did. I was here for 5 years and I saw alot of great things but also saw alot of bad things.

    Cons

    Does not look good moving forward as a woman inside of Cisco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow woman leaders to get promoted faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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