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"Still a great place to work"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Area Manager in Rome (Italy)
Current Employee - Area Manager in Rome (Italy)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Good salary
- Flexibility in work location (telework)
- Good benefit Package
- Beautiful Office
- Great technology
- Innovative company

Cons

- Hi level of Burocracy
- Some issue of "Politics"
- Some talent that are not retained

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (3)

    "HQ mentality stops staff in Australia being treated equally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Chatswood (Australia)
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Chatswood (Australia)

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - lots of great technical people
    - If you are self-motivator, you can learn a lot here

    Cons

    - Business Units far from HQ are treated as insignificant
    - tons of politics in the middle management level that could stop opportunities from being distributed equally
    - promotion is not based on work results or other effort put in, but thing so-called "certification"
    - salary is below average and no market adjustment
    - new hire with lower level of knowledge gets paid more money, existing and experienced staff don't get the same pay not even considered for promotion

    Advice to Management

    The Great John Chambers could have paid more attention to his current staff in the smaller business units and make sure the units are run well by those in the middle management.


  2. "A good place to grow network and system experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Rich portfolio of leading network technologies.
    2. Excellent benefits.
    3. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    1. The stock is stuck.
    2. Getting promotion is very hard, particular for senior staff.
    3. Too many meetings.
    4. Too many managers.

    Advice to Management

    1. A manager should empower people, instead of micro-managing.
    2. Manager should let senior people do the design, instead of indulging into technical details while leaving the team un-inspired.
    3. Senior leaders should have passion for work, not for politics.

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