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Helpful (4)

"It's Hell There Right Now"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Seriously great people. Bright minds, very hard workers. The technology Cisco gives you to do your job is world-class.

Cons

Constant re-organizing because the leadership is not in touch with the actual work. Engineering projects are not properly funded, so they don't succeed and they are shut down. Morale is at an all-time low...lower than after the dotcom crash in the early 00's.

Advice to Management

It is time for Chambers to go. Leaders are being named based on their ability to politic, not on their ability to lead.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, generous pay, lonely in empty building, looming layoffs again."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They hire talented people, pay them well and give you great flexibility to set your schedule.

    Cons

    There is nobody in the office. Everybody is "working" off-site and since they are not really working they are not avaible to help you or even respond to an email.
    The mass layoffs are not done. Another set is loooming.

    Advice to Management

    Make people come into work. Hold them accountable for working with others, not just finishing their assignment.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Bloated and Top Heavy Cisco"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, and Work Environment

    Cons

    Poorly managed large company. Not nimble and no longer a thought leader. Product quality is slipping

    Advice to Management

    Not sure.... heading in the same direction as Nortel and ALU


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