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Crazy place

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems

Pros

Brand name,location,salary,nothing else is good

Cons

work culture,politics,long hours and lots of other bad things

Advice to ManagementAdvice

start looking at ground level

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work, if you're into more than 50+ hours a week

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Cisco is great with collaboration, although the right hand never knows what the left hand is doing in terms of BUs.

    Cons

    Work hours are long and working multiple timezones is mostly a must. Management changes frequently and direction can change multiple times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on your own jobs and more on the actual projects and products. Management seems to make too many political decisions rather then technical, functional or best business sense.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Need a certain mindset to thrive at Cisco.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Salary compensation is good compared to other companies in the valley
    Cisco hires internally a lot. Once you get in, you're basically in
    If you're willing to learn and push your career, you will definitely learn a lot

    Cons

    Fast paced and high pressure. If you can't stand the heat, get out the kitchen
    Probably not the best environment for people with families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the consumer side of the business. I'd like to see Cisco expand to more than just servers and routers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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