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Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Good opportunities to learn if you are in the right organization, know the right thing to say to the right people

Cons

Career growth depends on who you know and not what you have delivered or can deliver. Applying to internal job posting works if you know the hiring manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees are more than just numbers

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Company just OK to work for

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Job stability is good. As long as you are doing moderately fine, your job is safe.

    Cons

    project execution is slow; too much focus on collaboration at the cost of productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on execution more & less on bureacracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Where is innovation?

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Company was stable to work for for years. Good career progression up until promoted to Director.

    Cons

    Recycled senior management - no outside hiring for top tier - no new perspectives. leadership missed the boat in too many markets (flip video vs cameras on cell phones, telepre$ence vs Skype, Cloud XaaS, the list goes on and on)....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the upper management - everyone has been recycled and there is no vision or strategy that comes from the outside

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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