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"WAS a great place to work -"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Product Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent pay, decent benefits, work/life balance is poor in sales

Cons

Has become very political and full of managers with very poor people skills. Cisco no longer cares about its people or the entrepreneurial spirit that once thrived in all of us and took the company so far. Very hard to move up in the organization - many talented people are leaving or being let go because of poor management. Cisco was good to me for many years but it is no longer the company I loved so much.

Advice to Management

Allow the freedom to innovate and be recognized at lower levels - don't just "say it"..."make it happen" - Cisco has gotten very good at false promises. It is so sad that so many great leaders at different levels have departed because of the difficulty of career advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Flexible work environment
    . Good benefits

    Cons

    . Lack of communication from upper management
    . Stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    . Communicate goals, future, etc. with employees -- truthfully and honestly


  2. "Good not great company and opportunities."

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Cisco are smart and hard working. Cisco pays a fair salary and has fair benefits.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, it's just a job. There is limited financial upside compared to smaller companies in the Bay area. Much of the work and career growth opportunity is also moving to Asia. Understandable from a cost perspective, but not great for US employees.

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