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Cisco - Innovation and Decision Making is key to longevity

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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

    flexible timings, great work ethics

    Cons

    less salary compared to other companies


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    Bad sales culture and bad first-line managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great education and training. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Culture is very office-specific and the Bellevue office was horrible. It looked like a white-men-only golf club full of rich, conservative, 50-somethings. If that doesn't describe you, be prepared for discrimination. I had bigoted coworkers target me with slander in the office and to my clients. I saw the same thing happen to others who didn't fit the mold. Career advancement was minimal if you're not at HQ in San Jose and getting ahead usually involved pushing others down rather than elevating everyone. Avoid this office.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at the local culture in Bellevue.


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