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"Losing focus on the employees and to top heavy"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Some amazing people to work with accompanied with flexible working environment and generous benefits.

Cons

Lost its focus on their employees over the years. Work-Life balance suffers at times. Has become extremely political which has effected the ability to advance in position.

Advice to Management

Instead of laying off the people who actually get work done, consider shedding all the excessive management teams(Directors, VP's, Sr VP's)

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, it is a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Company has lots of cash.

    Cons

    Cisco doesn't look like a growth company any more. The stock price stuck at the same level since 2000 DOT COM bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee long term career goal.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Network Consulting Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One gets to work with the latest bleeding edge technology. If you like technology and a challenge you will have all you can handle and more at Cisco. Also, you get to work the brightest engineers in the industry and for the most part everyone is hardworking and works well together. The company management does a pretty good job on steering the massive organization.

    Cons

    Internal promotions are hard to come by depending on where you are in the company. This has forced good employees to look outside the company for greater opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving simplification and reducing management layers. Continue working on increasing organization agility. In addition to these ongoing initiatives rotate resources more this will broaden the skills of individuals and help with employee retention.

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