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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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tomorrow, doesn't start here only incompetence.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Employees are genreally nice and friendly, great place to start out and learn about the IT industry, decent reputation

    Cons

    Stupid acronyms, over-inflated egos, Managers are AMATEURS, Contractors are treated like third class citizens, tons of bureaucracy. Values Profits over Employees all day/everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to shareholders and employees by blaming the government spying program for your recent/forthcoming implosion. Take responsibility for your gross incompetence, stop denying the realities of the industry, and start valuing good design, engineers, people as HUMANS, take some pride in your product by building things that are built to last. This place still has a chance but if it continues to commodify both it's core products and it's talent (or current lack of it), tomorrow doesn't look good here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best company to start your career

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to do the way you want to do and develop things as long as you are creative and give substantial output. Partially because of my manager and supervisor not all team is as cool and innivative as we are

    Cons

    not that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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