Cisco Systems

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Passion for technology

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

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

Pros

work life balance, transparency, diverse job roles , very good culture

Cons

bad compensation, no benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please take care about your sub-ordinates and help them to gain some monetary benefits

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Learned to operate in a huge company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cisco operates at a scale and influence that exceeds any other place I've ever worked. You command a lot of respect from customers and partners, and the sales channel is amazing in its efficiency.

    Cons

    There are a lot of silos, making it hard to collaborate across parts of the business. (I had another product group refuse mine access to source code for a product they were discontinuing.) And a lot of deadweight - middle managers and engineers who had been at Cisco their entire careers and didn't have a perspective on the rest of the market. And the company's been seeking a new overall strategy for what seems like a decade now - with a stock price that reflects that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's probably time for Chambers to retire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stuffy Tech Dinosaur with Great Products and Old School Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, open work environment, decent pay and benefits, great products

    Cons

    Big company with too much bureaucracy
    No raises, little career growth opportunity
    Lots of Cisco lifers in mid-level and upper management who still manage marketing groups like they were in the 90s
    Poor definition of roles and responsibilities
    Dependence on legacy backend systems that have outlived their usefulness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up marketing, invest some money in your website, CSM, demand gen technologies.
    Make sure groups share objectives and that those objectives should be measurable (not fluffy aspirational statements).
    Ditch the suit mentatility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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