Cisco Systems
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsGreat People to work with

ConsToo long to make decisions

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on execution; reward people who produce results, not the ones who do PR of what they do. In the name of collaboration don't punish the people who ask the tough questions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs a good wake up call

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    Pros: Loved the energy and spirit of the people when they are engaged with their work Incredibly smart company filled with overachievers Flexible time--no time card culture; parents… Cons: -"Trip over a dollar to save a penny". First thing that gets cut: travel and training--connect and develop your team gets thrown in the disposal -Low… Advice to Senior Management: -Quit hiring from the outside for exec positions when you have a pool of people to groom. -Too much corporate speak as if we are a… More
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    Great pay, long hours.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

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    Pros: Good pay. Given creative freedom. Cons: Hours are long. Lots of overtime and pressure. Advice to Senior Management: Spending more time planning results in fewer problems down the… More
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