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"Good palce to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Mumbai (India)
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Mumbai (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lot to learn and grow
great product and inovations
work life balance
freedom to express and participate

Cons

Mgmt need to be more close to employees

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Awsome Place to work for people who want a perfect work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get enough time for family and friends and if you are a fresher then to study and all.

    Cons

    Life not very exciting for freshers , not a very good place freshers who are pure geeks and tech savy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great on Paper - Reality Can Be Painful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits Package
    - Brand awareness is a door opener
    - With only a few exceptions, very solid product line
    - Great people, sales reps and upper management

    Cons

    - Low base pay, not in line with industry standards.
    - Too many levels of management, product specialists and useless positions... people are working constantly to justify their positions.
    - No employee loyalty... the only concern is the bottom line. Direct management will stalk you for hour to hour business updates offering to do anything they can do to help, ultimately doing nothing but adding unnecessary stress and day to day headache with endless spreadsheets and busy work, greatly limiting time to sell.
    - Amazing number of managers with no direct reports dreaming up activities to justify their own existence.
    - Internal processes are painful to navigate.
    - Forecasting is a complete farce... reps are highly encouraged to commit business that does not exist in order to forecast to team quota and when you don't meet those numbers the same managers will set you up internally as delivering consistently bad forecasting and use it as ammunition against you.
    - Accounts and quotas assigned by favoritism and if you're new, prepare for a well picked over list.
    - Highly political environment... unless you're in with the political clicks and completely inhaling their Kool-Aid, you should always be concerned for your job status.
    - Lots of great people, sales reps and upper management but...
    - Middle management (RM) regional sales management need to be reigned in, sweat shop mentality and the ability to make your life hell to the point of complete harassment and use of bullying tactics. Ego trips way beyond anything I've ever seen. Obviously not true for all RM's but...
    - Significant pressure to work with only specific partners (regardless of talent), makes you wonder what's in it for your manager pushing those partners.
    - Upper management is generally very good but they're turning a blind eye to what's really going on below them and losing talented people.

    Advice to Management

    - If your team is not doing well, you should accept responsibility and accountability for yourself. As a manager, it's your job to make sure your reps and your team are successful. General professional courtesy and humanity is key to keeping people happy. It's not all about you.
    - PS: Respect is earned


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