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"It's like the Army with a decent paycheck"

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Your paycheck didn't bounce even during the worst of the last recession.

Cons

You could remove 5 of the top 6 layers of management and no one would notice, except things would get done. Hopeless groups of managers having meetings about having meetings.

Advice to Management

next time you do layoffs start at the top down and you might get somewhere.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    very transparent - consultants are treated no differently than employees - full access - work can be lumpy but that comes with territory

    Cons

    Too large and therefore too complex an organization - hard to get a lot done quickly - too many people have to consulted on every step of the way - lot of make work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Get used to South Asian culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedules. Work from home or don't work at all. No one cares.

    Cons

    No accountability. Too much bloat. Get ready to change your culture if you're American.

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