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"Has deserved its place at the heart of the networking industry"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer III
Current Employee - Systems Engineer III
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's a pleasure to work with bright people who care about what they do, and trying to do the right thing for customers and partners. Huge choice of different sectors of networking to work on. Most of the time the company treats its employees well, and certainly communicates well, encouraging staff to understand why the company is doing what it's doing. Working from home is possible where it fits into your business activities.

Cons

Since most of the employment opportunities in the UK are in the Sales organisation, there is limited scope for a technically-oriented individual contributor to advance without going into management. Excessive use in recent years of TelePresence (great productivity tool though) means that team building and maintaining the strong culture has taken a back seat. SEs are stretched very thinly.

Advice to Management

Work on team building in person, not via TP nor webex. Fix the email overload with mature solutions, not the half-baked ones offered today. Refocus SEs around the major architectures and stop expecting them to cover everything.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Disappointing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Company
    Leading technology
    Flexible Working

    Cons

    Unclear corporate and internal messaging
    Very political
    Promotions not on merit but who you know

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve internal communication


  2. "A large company that is too one dimensional."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, healthcare coverage, and well structured.

    Cons

    Can't seem to think outside the box with current leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your management team to represent both hardware and SaaS.

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