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Satisfactory, but disappointing

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Big stable company that has lots of empty real estate due to delusions of grandeur.

Cons

Mostly led by young up-and-comers, very cliquey, some old-timers who shouldn't be retained, and the business model of moving to software never came through, nor did Cisco ever really innovate.

The strong culture died long ago, and ask John Chambers which of his dozen homes he works from?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out your strategy for corporate counsels, look forward, get a new CEO.

you are a box seller. I don't see Cisco being a player in the emerging cloud market (just like they failed in the "software" market.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    somewhat mixed experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    good team, decent compensation and benefits, work life balance, internal opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Executives and CEO in particular tend to make excessive amount of strategic mistakes. With time the company started to be running more and more by financial people. "Old cisco culture" keep diluting. Excessive amount of management layers with a middle management simply watching dashboards and doing nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flatten management structure, observe obvious market trends for god sake, trust engineering talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great, company as a whole not so much.

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

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

    Pros

    Talented co-workers, great work/life balance, telecommuting

    Cons

    Big company with constant reorganizations leading to massive layoffs and an ultimate lack of order. Only way to promote is to change positions or leave.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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