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Would rather be homeless - expect continued flat growth

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

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

Pros

Some good people work here. They can be very supportive, freely share expertise, information, and are excellent problem solvers.

Cons

Management is mostly clueless, and cronyism is rampant. It's more about personal relationships than actual ability. It's about the personal bottom line, and 98% of management cannot handle constructive criticism. This is killing company growth and profitability. Too many people who take credit for, and are awarded for, the work of others. Watch your back, who you share information with, and be aware and wary of those who view you as a threat to their desire for recognition and upward mobility. Always have a powerful rabbi. Preferably in the Sr. VP range to provide protection from the Director level.

Advice to Management

Grow up. Put your egos in check. Learn where the optimal value is coming from. Quit promoting based on who you personally likes (ie the guy who toots your horn), and promote based on the real measurable value an IC delivers.

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  1. Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of chance to learn.

    Cons

    no free lunch. everything else is OK.


  2. Great company, clueless management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, salary, access to the best technology

    Cons

    Culture, lack of upward mobility


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