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Customer focused company, decent pay and benefits, constrained growth options.

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Takes excellent care of terminal employees. Good salary and decent benefits, but no raises to account for increasingly more expensive benefits. Excellent diversity employee population.

Cons

Very constrained environment today. Limited growth options due to excessive cost control. Poor innovation lifecycle management. Internal competition of products and lack of long-term resolve to address key issues, such as network management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Simplify the product lines and focus like Apple did in 1997.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unfulfilled company potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work attracts many brilliant and talented people, often over achievers.

    Cons

    Many cliques reduce opportunities for advancement; matrix structure tends to create unnecessary complexities and slow down decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully review employee performance to separate true A class performers from well connected and self-promoted B players

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

    software engineer in cisco

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    formal procedure like a big company

    Cons

    too many layers of managements, who attend meetings for the sake of meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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