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"Good learning experience."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The benefits are very good, especially the medical, dental, and vision plans. Good budget for learning opportunities. Travelling to other parts of the world and working with colleagues. The culture is competitive, making you want to do your best.

Cons

Often work nights and weekends because you're always connected. Since 2001, they have yearly layoffs. The managers need to be trained better in order to motivate employees.

Advice to Management

Get rid of deadwood managers who don't motivate employees. Or, better yet, send them to manager training so that they have an opportunity to improve.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "High potential, not yet ready to make big changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Strong margins, great market position, good talent

    Cons

    Despite movement of leadership, organizations, change is slow. Politically charged.

    Advice to Management

    Refresh talent from the outside; rotate all positions on a regular basis, movement of people focused on having people/management too focused on protecting their own territory and legacy, let new ideas see the light of day.


  2. "CALO COOP - RTP, NC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CALO - CO-OP in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - CALO - CO-OP in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about Cisco equipment. Developed a strong understanding of OSI layers 1 and 2. Help available when needed.

    Cons

    Yelling chain, overreactions from duty managers, poor employee (coops) quality. Questions are encouraged but then yelled at for asking them??

    Advice to Management

    Hire college students with a strong work ethic, and get more involved with coops. Interview process should be much more strenuous and technical to weed out the suck ups.

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