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Primarily working within Marketing, Services and Product

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Current Employee - Services Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Services Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great work life balance; I work mostly from home, and go into the office when I feel I need to.

Cons

I've been here for 8 years, received wonderful reviews, got some pay raises, but NEVER have been promoted. There is a sea of grade 10s like me who have been the same.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of hiring 3 college grads who need one on one time, and nurturing, why not promote the folks who are actually making a difference in the workplace???

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Human Network?

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good salary; very, very stable company. Rarely needed to go work over the weekend. Overall very 'comfortable'.

    Cons

    Zero social life; not too 'Human' for a "Human Network".

    I didn't agree on some of the liberal stands of the CEO.

    It's almost impossible to grow in it.

    I never really enjoyed my work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask people how they feel, anonymously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Lead  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Service Lead in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Company is better than most large corporation - focuses on employee benefits, their customers and the market
    Mostly great and intelligent people
    Work location flexibility (very supportive of telecommuting and working from wherever you want)
    Great work/life balance
    Experienced leaders
    Competitive salary but not in the top 10% for silicon valley

    Cons

    Huge company and sometimes difficult even as a top performer to break the glass for promotions or recognition
    Excessive management layers
    Contractor to employee ratio extremely high (some organizations 70/30 - contractor to employee)
    Seems face paced...but moves slowly at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to revisit compensation packages for key talent retention
    Less talk and more action

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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