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"My overall experience was good. I enjoyed the people and was afforded to do some amazing things at Cisco."

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay and benefits. Flexible work options. Most of the folk want to have a team environment, but the polarization of management and a select few seem to limit a climb in moral.

Cons

Disconnect between management and non management employments. The politics in the company is disturbing and fosters a feeling of being treated beneath others.

Advice to Management

Maybe you're going about this all wrong in terms of how you build your management staff. If you allow managers to only surround themselves with people who think just like they do, indirectly the company is stunted exponentially, because you're breeding segregation, and killing moral. John, Please please change this.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Too much politics, and everyone want to please their boss"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has pot of cash;

    Cons

    Too much politics in the environment; Favors offshore model and takes away US jobs;

    Advice to Management

    Please stop moving Jobs outside USA;


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Not so much of a dream place anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Working from home available with most managers

    Cons

    * Promotions/recognitions happens to small circle of 'insiders'. Even though this might be case in many other companies, in cisco - the criteria/condition needed to getting in that circle is neither clear nor transparent.
    * Absolutely clueless management - Engineering as well as Personnel wise. Both middle (sr. mgr) and upper middle (director/vp)
    * salary increase - Forget about getting even an inflation adjustment. Effectively, your salary (in real terms) keeps reducing.
    * Huge crowd in which you will get lost. Diversity Issue.

    Advice to Management

    None


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