Cisco Systems - Not what it used to be | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems
There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems

See Most Recent

"Not what it used to be"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good 1st line managers and good salary/benefits.

Cons

Too much organizational hierarchy and red-tape. San Jose headquarter thumbs its noses at other sites. Too difficult to get your opinions heard.

Advice to Management

Cisco is stagnating. Bring back the innovation by empowering the technical employees and reduce all the red tapes of upper management.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "In general, Cisco has been good to me, but times are changing and employees are being forgotten."

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great annual bonuses, smart people, large enough to move around, flexible.

    Cons

    More and more is being taken away from employees, the Cisco family is becoming a thing of the past.

    Advice to Management

    At some point, the people have to be prioritized higher again. To continue to ask for more without the employees seeing any additional benefits will continue to contribute to attrition.


  2. "Still a leader, but needs to seriously shake up its current executives"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A great opprtunity to work with some serioulsy talented people, especially out in the regions
     - Benefits and salary are above the industry norm
     - Ability to expand your experience through different roles within the company, out in the regions and at HQ

    Cons

    - You have to wonder how some people especially at corporate are still in their roles.. they should have gone a long while ago, while some of the hard working, talented individuals have either moved on, or will soon do so, due to high frustration levels.
     - Still an old boys club mentality at the top...
     - Many executives have been there too long... need to bring in some fresh blood and a new way of thinking.
     - Recently lost its way with too much restructuring... it is breeding discontentment and bad morale in a big way.

    Advice to Management

    Consider what you are doing with all the restructuring, you are losing some of the wrong people as a result.... which is a big shame. Bring in fresh outside talent to drive change at the senior executive level.

There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems
There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems

See Most Recent

Work at Cisco Systems? Share Your Experiences

Cisco Systems
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or