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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

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    "They will take good care of you"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company that will take good care of you as long as you "take care" of them (i.e. don't do anything bad)

    Cons

    Typical large company - slow-moving, lots of politics, and 1-2 reorgs every year - so you'll go through many different managers

    Advice to Management

    Get to personally know your employees - they are human, not just worker robots. My favorite managers were the ones who actually cared that you had a family and know that a job is just a job.


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    "Cisco is overall, a great place to work, with smart & motivated people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people solving hard problems. Good leadership in place, though John Chambers should probably look to retire soon

    Cons

    The company is getting bigger and slower. Fewer young and up-and-coming aggressive types in the company these days. The company is facing increasing threats of commoditization by Chinese competitors and architectures like SDN.

    Advice to Management

    Thank John for his contributions and look for fresh blood at the senior ranks. Clean up the board and move out Jerry Yang and Carole Bartz in favor of board members that will challenge management thinking

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