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"Cisco is one of the best employers"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Extremely employer friendly with lot of flexibility. Good brand reputation and pay scale at par with the industry. Good processes and systems in place

Cons

Large firm,hence gaining visibility and growth will take some time.

Advice to Management

Make the globalization center east truly global

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a good company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, good benefits, telecommuting options very helpful. Lot of people cross trained in my department so it was great to have others available who could offer advice and time saving tips.

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines, extra work added at the very start of the job that wasn't originally discussed in interview process that added an additional 50% workload immediately. Lot of team members spread across multiple time zones (9 total time zones) made it challenging to manage projects.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of turnover creates lots of turmoil. Think about that when distributing workload to those that are still left around to do the actual work itself.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Zero growth, way too many layers, duplicated teams, cushy, good worklife balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation package
    Stable large company with steady revenue
    Flexible work hours/location
    Great work-life balance, esp for those who have kids

    Cons

    Too many reorgs: experienced 3 reorgs within less than a year. This company is so schizophrenic and disfunctional it's not even funny.
    No growth: you have to be super in charge of your career in order to get something out of your job.
    Duplicating work: you see two teams working on the same thing all the time. They need to lay off a lot of people to clean up this place.
    Layers: way too many layers of management. Mind boggling that there are so many VPs with 0 direct reports.
    Working remotely: you can work from home for months and talk to people on the phone without knowing what they look like. way to boost morale.
    Work environment: old grey cubes, empty most of the time because of their working remote policy.
    Age of employees: very hard to find young people there. You always see lots of people in their 40-50 stuck at the individual contributor level too.

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