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An old guard networking company that is defending its turf in the face of open source in a declining hardware market.

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Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It can be a good gig if you find the right manager. Lots of resources and training. A good place to learn.

Cons

Corporate overhead, reorganizations, scant pay raises and no promotions, not much upside.

Advice to Management

Too many missteps, bad M&A, failed products to many empty suits. Many of you need to move on.

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  1. Cisco has great benefits but growth opportunities are limited.

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco has great pay, and benefits. You can have a Retina Macbook as your work computer. And working from home is an option.

    Cons

    Cisco growth has slowed so the challenges are typical of what you could expect from a mature company.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco needs more internal startups. And the company needs to kill failed projects quickly rather than letting them languish for years.


  2. bureaucracy, politics and a loss of focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Top management has lost focus of what their key decision makers have been doing. Now they are playing catch up. Loss of focus is troublesome.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your reports are doing with the responsibility you have delegated them and worry less about you career advancement.


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