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"Cisco IT"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Architect in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - IT Architect in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Still a lot of new initiatives, programs. Long term projects, and high level of IT investment, and high impact projects

Cons

lots of bureaucracy. A lot of management and program overhead, short on SME knowledge and people doing solution development work. ... Off Shoring means we loose knowledgable people, and projects are not effectively quoted, delivered. Need to have internal SME's Techleads, Analysts, so delivery can be on time to business needs, on budget.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Pretty lame place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What pros? Come on, everyone I work with wants to leave. Some are actively looking outside the company. Let me see if I can think of a Pro.......pay...sucks.....management.....sucks, nope no Pros.

    Cons

    See above. But let me elaborate. Stocks suck. Company does not have a clue or identity any longer. Management in my team seems extremely distracted, even during my 1:1. Clueless is a good word to use. My annual evaluation was just a repeat of everything I used for my goals, nothing of substance, no personal assessment. Just lame. How fast can I get out of here! Help.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new job that you actually care about. Your lack of caring, concern and ethics is very transparent!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Middle Management has no clue"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Program 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

    flexible hours
    casual environment
    working from home is allowed -- but depends on the department

    Cons

    Middle management has no clue
    High burnout rate
    do more with less

    Advice to Management

    Cisco needs to seriously clean out middle management. Some people have no business being mangers. Too fat at the top and to short handed at the worker level. People work hard here but are not rewarded

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