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The opportunity of promotion is unfair

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

Pros

Big company. Good payment. Little pressure.

Cons

Very poor diversity. Very difficult to get promoted if you are not from I. Too many inter change of working benefits between employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversity. Change hiring procedure. Stop management from hiring unqualified.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    - The best company to learn the compute network knowledge in the real world.
    - You can move around easily to different areas within the company

    Cons

    - You find office politics like other big companies. The unfair promotion upset many people. But in the economic down time, can't complain too much.
    - No salary increase for the past a few years. The only way to get salary increase is through promotion.
    - Not many new projects during the economic down time.
    - Too many people on the same project. Everybody gets a little bit of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Cut those projects that don't bring in profits or reduce the head count on a project.
    - Keep the promotion fairly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Cisco is a very innovative and supportive company that values the contributions of its employees. Cisco's conservative nature has it well positioned for the future.

    Cons

    Some of the changes that need to be made are counter to the core infrastructure, and there is a clash between innovation and operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest in innovation and enabling the newer technologies to the same extent that you would invest in a new company.

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