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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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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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    System Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Resources, great benefits, lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Lot of politics, management care for money first, than employees

    Advice to Management

    Three consecutive years of layoffs did not look good for employees. They can do better job than this.

  2. Great Experience just don't stay too long in any one area.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to technology and corporate culture. Good work/life balance. Decent compensation and great benefits.

    Cons

    If you stay in one role for more than a few years you could end up stuck there. Not to mention things become repetitive very fast so move around in order to stay relevant and continuing to learn. Management is not in sync across the bored so you can be a super star on one team, but a complete failure based on the criteria of another team. This is harmful to those who want to move around in the company.

    Advice to Management

    More meaningful feedback on what it takes to reach the next level in your career. Set concrete expectations across the board to help maximize performance.

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