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Not too bad , Not too great

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, IL
Former Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, IL

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Lots of opportunities to learn
2. Good benefits
3. Flexible working options
4. Good sales team

Cons

1. Too bureaucratic
2. Need to change faster

Advice to Management

Middle management sucks most of the time.

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  1. Positive experience overall, but company has no clear vision of where it's headed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall benefits package is decent; telecommuting is great; SME's abound.

    Cons

    "Family culture" where folks take care of each other is almost non-existent these days. Too many managers moving around every year, making it hard for others to actually benchmark their career success. Constant ranking/rating employees hurts moral when folks are already burned out and doing their best. HR doesn't support employees any longer and is hyper-focused on protecting the company. Managers can't give a clear path of how to achieve promotions or move within the company. Easy to burn out if you don't know how to actually balance work-life. Rewards are pretty pathetic now

    Advice to Management

    There are too many folks trying to "reinvent the wheel" every year. It's a tremendous waste of resources and capital, when existing tools, process, and procedure work just fine. Customers (and employees) can't easily follow what solutions it is Cisco "delivers" because it's changing so rapidly to adapt to new opportunities. Customer relationships are so brief, that true trust and respect really can't get earned.


  2. Good place to live but challenging future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    balance work and life, easy life if the good communication

    Cons

    big company and slow evolution, big challenge facing the competitors


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