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Company in transition ..... Losing it's talent

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Former Employee - Sales
Former Employee - Sales

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

Pros

Was once a market leader with great innovation pipeline and wonderful , competitive and team oriented culture.

Cons

Missed the transition to Cloud and is desperately trying to shift it's application suite to Cloud. Cisco was unwilling to compete with itself or it's overbuilt channel and b/c of that it will need to make some significant headcount reductions and transitions. For all of the resellers out there this will mean Cisco will compete with it's channel in the long run. It has to in order to delver cloud capabilities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have built a passive aggressive culture... Listen to your employees, change the culture and reinvigorate your potential. Look for strong leaders who are less focused on self promotion and more focused on recruiting, developing and retaining talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has potential but is just not getting it right

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    flexibility to work from home, good work/life balance

    Cons

    they keep cutting in the wrong places, no room for growth, constant layoff's and restructuring. getting ahead is all about who you know NOT what you actually contribute. they "grade" you on a bell curve and good/strong performers are pushed into the bottom b/c "someone has to be in the bottom".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut middle management, pay your executives less and put that money back into the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of re-orgs

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not sure. A lot of things keeping changing. It's a big company if you like 'big" company.

    Cons

    A lot of re-orgs. not stable. people cannot concentrate on job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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