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The early years were very fulfilling but the culture has changed drastically and the fun is gone.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Very large company
There can be lots of opportunity
They have a ton of cash

Cons

Very large company, very hard to get things done now
There is basically no travel allowed unless it's for customer business
The culture has shifted to large company mentality, it takes too much red tape to get anything done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back the "old" Cisco. Have the annual sales conferences again. Ignite the spark that made Cisco great.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people, culture and benefits are great. There are a lot of people with extensive finance and accounting knowledge so there is the opportunity to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs. The finance function is being moved to low cost areas so there are not a lot of opportunities in San Jose. Rotating to new positions was on of the appealing things about working for Cisco which is not easily possible now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to learn and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn new technology and to be marketable.
    Compenstation and Bonuses are fairly decent.

    Cons

    Upper Management only seems to care about the bottom line. I never felt that they ever cared about the products or the people which made me have no respect for upper management.

    You need to give 110% every day. This is expected. Weekend and holidays, too. The way they handle employee ranking is the same methodology as GE which to me is pretty unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the products and the employees. This will go a long way with morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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