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Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, great benefits, competitive salary, positive work environment
    Have worked at another company since leaving and realized how well Cisco takes care of their employees. Current employees should be very thankful because the grass is definitely not greener on the other side.

    Cons

    The area the company needs to focus on is laying off the employees who are not performing or are on performance improvement plans. I saw a lot of very talented and intelligent employees with proven track records get impacted by the layoffs and noticed the under performing employees are still there. They also need to spend some time focusing on the international employees as well. I worked with a lot of international folks who were not performing but managed to not be impacted by the layoffs due to country laws. The company really needs to take a closer look at that as well.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time having meaningful 1 on 1 conversations with employees. Understand that as a business leader/manager it is your job to do what is best for the business and at times that means managing people out of the company or realizing they are in the wrong job, but good for the company and helping them find a new home for themselves within the company. Management needs to be accountable. The company needs to do a better job of ensuring the right person, someone who has leadership skills and enjoys coaching and mentoring, is selected for leadership positions. Being a manager needs to be taken very seriously.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Jun 14, 2016 – Cisco Employee

    Thank you for your review! Everything you mentioned is a fair statement about Cisco. We are addressing the issue with layoffs, but as you know our environment is constantly changing and layoffs are ... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products, positive corporate culture, corporate giving in community, lots of talented people and great support from colleagues, ability to work remotely, good employee development opportunities

    Cons

    lack of visibility into requirements for promotions, very difficult to move up in the organization


  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Ssem in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Ssem in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Leadership Team is a tad political


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  5. "Working at Cisco"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive leadership, solid products, great benefits, great opportunities for a self-motivated person

    Cons

    Silo Organizations - limited visibility into other groups

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos.


  6. "Best company i have worked for so far"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning, great products !!!

    Cons

    More politics that will bring down motivation some times

    Advice to Management

    More transparency would be very helpful


  7. "Deal Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    They allow a good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Some directional issues have taken place


  8. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Innovation, Flexibility, Career Progression, Rewards

    Cons

    Working on global teams through WebEx can be a challenge at times if you don't balance with in-person meetings


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, IT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, IT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Environment. Great co-workers. Fresh new executive team that listens to the employees and takes actions swiftly.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted to senior leadership roles. Job titles seem lower than other companies.


  10. "Marketing Communications Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    No work life balance in the workplace...expected to be available at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  11. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An excellent, collaborative, supportive work environment and culture! One of the best work experiences I've ever had, by far.

    Cons

    Stay on target for quarterly marketing forecasting.



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