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"Cisco Review"

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Incredible top corporate leadership (Chambers, Pond, few other in exec suite)
Compensation for sales role
Best benefits (Insurance, etc) in industry

Cons

Grueling weekly, monthly, quarterly forecast process and methodology
Work / life balance
Difficult advancement

Advice to Management

To Mr Chambers: Keep doing what you're doing, stay strong
To field leadership: ensure you have the right regional and operation-level directors in place and don't be afraid or meek in making changes as warranted. Keep perspective of the "little guy" who is the driver of Cisco revenue and has a finger on the pulse of reality

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent overall experience as a technical writer."

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast-paced work environment. Extremely bright and intelligent colleagues and peers.
    Innovation highly encouraged and supported from the top down.

    Cons

    Has had a number of cut backs over the past few years. Overall workload has increased across the board. Can be an extremely trying commute if you do not live in the immediate area.


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    "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people work here. You are paid to learn and grow both technically and soft skills.

    Cons

    Moving up is difficult and will take more than just hard work. Presentation is valued more than actual technical skills. Technical skills is sometimes undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    reward hard work, reward high technical excellence.

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