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"Great company overall"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Bouhemouth in the industry, great sales partnerships...good company

Cons

Comp plan structure could of been better

Advice to Management

Pay attention to detail

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to unlimited supply of equipment, time to work on self development, plenty of internal opportunities, great talent to learn from.

    Cons

    Senior management lacking direction driving the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting. (Exaggeration, but love the quote)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to think outside the box and bring creative solutions to problem resolutions. You will have the opportunity to expand your skil levels and work outside your defined job role as desired. Due to the size, opportunity to change groups to broaden experience. Definitely a great work experience, but do not stay in the same role, gain experience and then move on to enrich your resume. Do not stay too long if you have career goals.

    Cons

    Political beast - promotion is difficult unless you are adept at working the system. Projects tend to be grossly underfunded and understaffed in some organizations, with unrealistic expectations. Other organizations are well funded with budget, resources and adequate timelines.

    Management will push initiatives which will increase their political position and opportunity for the next promotion - not what is the best move for the company. Leaders have lost vision - initiatives are created reactively, not proactively and tossed over the wall for implementation with little or no planning.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say, and say what you do. Focus on those top initiatives which are beneficial to support the business - fund those initiatives sufficiently. Focus on improving the infrastructure - it will help you to support your go-to-market strategy. Understand your employees must support both new initiatives as well as the run-the-business activities and existing initiatives. The hype of the launch is over, but sustaining projects require support, headcount and budget as well.

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