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"good workplace overall but internal transfers are difficult or impossible without contacts"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good workplace amenities.
Good training opportunities.
Good collaboration tools.
Emphasis on collaboration as a core value.

Cons

No sense of commitment to American workers. Budget and bottom line drive everything.
The Cisco engineering employee pool seems overwhelmingly Asian and not very diverse.

Advice to Management

Invest in and hire more workers in the United States.
Recognize and reward more than just the superheroes in the employee population.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great company, finally starting to grow up"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hard working committed people in a professional environment

    Cons

    Leadership needs to step up a drive real change and get leaders to stop being individual contributors with helpers

    Advice to Management

    Improve your leadership teams from vps to senior mgrs, folks were promoted not because of what they delivered but who they know and act on poor performance.


  2. "good engineers, very good facility, poor management, very poor senior management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    diverse makeup of employees, flexible hours, opportunities to transfer to different groups, good test facility, good test community, competitive compensation.

    Cons

    too many levels in reporting structure, too much overhead in management, lack of focus, too slow to correct problems, no telecommute policy, lack of support for telecommute.

    Advice to Management

    reduce levels of reporting structure, focus on strength, encourage telecommute, cut overhead, hold management accountable for business success/failure.

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