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"Good job opportunities for growth due to recent churn"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Variable work hours and dynamic environment. Mix of new, existing and legacy systems. Focus is back to core competencies.

Cons

Recent churn has seen loss of good talent due to early retirement, etc. Also lost some good people due to blind corporate reorganization. Usual large company politics on projects can be frustrating.

Advice to Management

Vision. And take risks, too much playing it safe. Invest in R&D.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Value Company that still thinks it's in growth phase"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of very smart people at Cisco still. The company has built an amazing infrastructure that allows work to be done very smoothly. The linkages between functions is mature and well thought out, like the partnership with HR, the support from IT, etc. Cisco still has a great business, which means it has enough money to fund efforts so that they can be done right rather than shoe-stringing things together and not getting the outcomes that are possible.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people at Cisco today that are managing their careers rather than their business. The environment has become much more political after 2001 and you have to be careful of people's intent. One of the more interesting cultural outgrowths of the increased politicization is that people are reluctant or unwilling to help others. They are intensely focused on promoting and positioning themselves without concern for growing and building teams and peers.

    Advice to Management

    I would strongly recommend that the leadership start looking at what the culture has become. Empowerment has been eroded and accountability is not very strong. Frankly, the data being used in everything from business cases to outcomes has become so suspect at the company that it's difficult to have confidence in any decisions being made.


  2. "One of the best place to work for !"

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    Former Employee - Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The D best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    great company to work for but still needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going ! Please try to improve employee satisfaction and try to size the number of employees right instead of laying of people every year - announced and un-announced. Although you compensate the employees you get rid of, it is best that your business forecast aligns with your staffing needs and no overflow. Please keep the jobs in the United States.

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