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Lots of churn - reorg. Seems like job or departmental changes every year.

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

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

Pros

Leader in the space. Flexible work schedule.

Cons

Depending on the manager, no accountability. Poor inter-functional communication.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time for a change at the top. Divide and spin off parts of the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, hard to personally make an impact

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are top notch and there are a multitude of interesting projects

    Cons

    Much of the work done at the Director level and below doesn't go anywhere. People frustrated about "spinning their wheels" unnecessarily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that Cisco is no longer a growth company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large company, no clear direction

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Cisco did not tear up the start-up I worked for when it acquired it, and we managed to retain some of the character that we had before.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get noticed in such a large organization, and no clear direction. I expected that a large company such as Cisco will be less "Quarterly profit" driven. The many layers of management - boards, committees and what not - make product decisions very difficult to drive in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the company into smaller entities and let these excel by independently driving for success. The size and heft is slowing the company doen and making it less competitive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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