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"Cisco is a very volatile organization"

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent work environment, nice equipment, work from home options

Cons

Very volatile organization. My experience has not been good. I work in the field so I have no ties to corporate. The organization is very large and you become just a number. I've had the two worst bosses in my life. Very unprofessional and agressive.

Advice to Management

Train your management. Just because they were good at their jobs at one point in time doesn't mean that makes them good managers. I would not recommend anyone to work here.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good company that is getting too big"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Client Services in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Client Services in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, exciting technology, and good learning opportunities. Nice opportunity to work for a Silicon Valley giant and put the name on a resume.

    Cons

    Too big and too much bureaucracy/ middle management layers to truly be effective. Giant disconnect between executive leadership and middle layer bureaucracy. Easy to get caught up in meaningless exercises.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying and destroying products and companies that generate a lot of value: i.e. Flip Video and WebEx. Let great acquisitions run on their own and keep generating real value.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good technology, benefits and salary package

    Cons

    Gotten too big and political/beurocratic

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