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"A fine company all-around, but the start-up atmosphere has long faded."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Raleigh, NC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Excellent culture for tolerance and inclusion
-They work hard to retain employees
-Strong pay on hire, but incremental increases are far more difficult to secure
-Leadership is willing to change and evolve the company as necessary for adjusting to economic conditions

Cons

-Expect a very corporate environment (think HP and IBM)
-As a global business entity, "virtual" is the playbook. If you prefer local teams, this isn't your place.
-Long hours and very hard work are norms. Typically, those who live to work are most successful.

Advice to Management

More investment in identifying and fixing infrastructure issues which hold back the sales force from maximizing opportunity.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great company. Change needed and happening."

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay, Ability to move

    Cons

    Constant change. Strategy fluctuation. resourcing. Top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Change is good! You're on a great path.


  2. "Solid Company, but Aging Fast..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a good Blue Chip technology company. It provides a lot of stability and is solidly profitable and investing in new areas.

    Cons

    Most of its profits are from heritage products that are facing tougher competition. The company needs to find the next generation of products (and profits) that will continue to support the lifestyle of the past.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the company is more like IBM than a startup.

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