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

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  • Senior Management
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. "super fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - IT Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed culture, learned a lot, flexible work hours, great people, management values interns a lot

    Cons

    not very many, they always take feed back on the intern program to improve the experience

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Get used to South Asian culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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