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"great place to start your career"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

they pay well out of college

Cons

older management no new ideas

Advice to Management

listen to your employees feedback

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good technology but management needs to be straightened out"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Interesting work
    Great Engineers

    Cons

    Cisco management is now treating its employees like commodities
    Opportunities for growth are very limited in Cisco
    Cisco's mantra for the last 5 years has move everything to India (which failed since most projects sent there came back)
    Corruption in management is a concern. I have heard of managers who bring in contractors through their own companies so that they can get a piece of the action.
    Senior management is rumored to only open doors to vendors in whom they are allowed to hold stakes

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and challenge them
    Get rid of the corruption inside Cisco. Its hurting the company and its stockholders


  2. "Great place to start and end career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance and opportunities to learn, travel and work with friendly people. It doesnt matter where you come from. Easy ways to move internally.

    Cons

    Cisco is a great place to start or end a career. Problem is at the upper level, hundreds of old-timers are clogging the promotion path by protecting each other and sticking around until all their options are vested. There are very few managers promoted to director and above as at these levels, hiring is often from outside. Budget for raise and promotions are always limited whether its good years or bad years. This is forcing management to give raise or promotion to 10% of those who deserve it. The attrition rate is low so they are not trying to identify why people are leaving, HR thinks everything they do is right and are not trying to improve things, except with they screw up like when they reduced everyon'e bonus by 5% which impacted most the junior employees who dropper from 17% to 12% while VPs went from 100% to 95%.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should recognize internal leaders at junior/mid level management and stop thinking that training is equivalent to career growth. Also, top performers should be truly rewarded to avoid them leaving. When I left the corporation, I never got to meet with HR to explain my decision.

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