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"Mostly good, but trending down"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist
Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good people, very strong core products, generous time off and still a pretty good work environment, though less so than a few years ago

Cons

Boards and councils model means lack of accountability and it can be maddening trying to figure out who is in charge; managers are like Supreme Court justices, they only leave upon death so promotions are nearly non-existent; don't complain about my travel expenses when you've got $40B in the bank. Do you want me to call on customers or not?

Advice to Management

Somebody please step up and take charge. We need leadership, not management. And try promoting excellent people from within. Every time you bring in an outsider, we in the field are underwhelmed.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stalled-After 11 years of work experience, there is no where to go"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    home office is a great idea
    great usage of technology: IP Phones, VPN, Webex, Telepresence
    relaxed environment
    bright people
    pride of working for a big company

    Cons

    mobility is limited
    feel like my career is stalled
    those who are vocal get the promotion
    hate time cards
    you can be lost in the company especially if you are working remotely

    Advice to Management

    Your managers are too much focused on metrics.
    Everything starts with justice. Managers should be selected and rated based on how just they can manage.
    Managers are not leaders. Leadership is measured purely by how you can sell your stuff.


  2. "Overall experience is gud"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager Corporate Sales, Collaboration Software Group in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Account Manager Corporate Sales, Collaboration Software Group in New Delhi (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, infrastructure, policies are outstanding

    Cons

    Management provides very less or incorrect information with employees

    Advice to Management

    employees are not truly recognized

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