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Cisco - Innovation and Decision Making is key to longevity

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Have Internet Access? Work anywhere. Cisco has a great set of core values The working environment is positive. Cisco employees are professional and results oriented. There is a healthy amount of rewards and recognition Cisco takes corporate social responsibility seriously. I enjoy having time to volunteer and giving back to the community representing Cisco

Cons

Annual Layoffs - Cisco is bleeding top talent and top talent would think twice about joining this company. Needs to get smarter around hiring practices as to limit the annual layoff trend. Change Fatigue - It is really unclear if the Cisco Strategies work because Cisco is in a constant rate of change. Executive Leadership is very shy about making decisions or there is too much collaboration and not enough directive decision making.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Work Life Balance - limited upward mobility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. They actually care about your well being.

    Cons

    Doesnt matter how good your are at your job it only matters if you are assigned to the "next big thing" projects if you want to move up. Have seen many crappy managers / directors move up because they were in the right place at the right time. Some managers (now SR Directors have had 3 promotions in 3 years. No one else can come close to that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salaries. Best of the bad places, every one who goes out tell you that this was better than new place. Lot of freedom, if you do not seek growth.

    Cons

    Yearly lay offs, management is taken over by operations people.

    Advice to Management

    Train all director and above in management with MBA 101 courses.


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