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Been here 5 years, No where to go but to leave

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technology Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Technology Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Relaxed environment, people are great and it is enjoyable. Cisco make great use of the technology they have (WebEx, telepresence etc) which makes working with global colleagues a breeze.

Cons

Big company to work for and you feel like just another statistic, just someone on the payroll. Training is encouraged, but only if it directly helps your department, not so much about you its about making the department money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want loyal employees, and employees who actually WANT to come into work, then think about the individual and what we want.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Job transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Allows internal movement within company, One can apply for job within company and move to different location, job function.

    Cons

    Most managers want to hire from outside.
    Relocation is not encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance good talent to new emerging technologies and come up with good product before competitors get them out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Very tedious role with little chance for upward movment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Better Salary than most companies will offer.
    No Micromanagement
    More annual vacation days than normal
    Good use of new technologies at the workplace

    Cons

    Upper management seem to exist in a dream world that is run by John Chambers and everything is just wonderful all the time. Not the case. They seem to be totally removed from the average employee and take decisions without consultation that affect everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much time and energy being devoted to pointless exercises and initiatives. Restore the employee perks that were taken away during the "crisis". If we are earning 10 billion dollars per quarter, i think its safe to let us have our free coke again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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