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"Best in the world..."

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

I love Cisco. My role in sales is very fast paced and rewarding, both personally and financially. The Cisco family is unstoppable when it wants to be. Senior leaders are energized about the company and communicate our vision and strategy with clarity.

Cons

Cisco is a large company with a complex set of corporate initiatives and solutions. You will need your thinking cap to be successful.

Advice to Management

Prune the dead wood. Cisco has many employees at the 1st and 2nd level of management that don't lead and won't make hard decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "The best in class."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Part of a world-class company with strong ethics and employee empowerment. Great options to explore opportunities in technology and leadership. It's a competitive and highly motivated work environment that is good for some but not everyone.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work - life balance is compromised by the motivated work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a focus on maintaining a entrepreneurial and creative culture. We have to avoid becoming too slow and encumbered to drive timely and appropriate innovation


  2. "Writing software that gets used. A lot."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Technical Lead in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Software Technical Lead in Boxborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your software gets used by lots of people. They've got the marketting and sales machine so
    if you write good software it will get used. I worked for a LOT of startups and Cisco's major competitors and developed good code which never succeeded in the market. (One bridge won prizes as the fastest in the world at the time, but that company only sold a few hundred, while Cisco sold hundreds of thousands of switches in their Catalyst line.) At the end of the day you really want your work to matter.

    Cons

    IOS is supported on dozens of platforms so often bugs have to be ported to dozens or (for rare critical and pervasive bugs) even hundreds of software branches. While there are tools to help, you can feel like a drone when you have to work on maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

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