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"Great place to experience epicenter of Networking"

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Former Contractor - Executive Communications Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Executive Communications Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Still a great culture
Dynamic C-Suite Management
Owns the networking technology space
Global company, worldwide opportunities

Cons

Some groups are cliques, you need to be aware of office politics
Periodic downsizing and economy drives

Advice to Management

Remember what made you great and stick with it.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best if you want to work at a big company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    So influential in the rise of the internet. Bellweather for tech.

    Cons

    Lots of layers. Executive leadership has been spotty. No clear strategy in many groups other than playing the best defense.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco has the components and pieces, but it is so difficult to get things done when it affects and requires lining up multiple businesses. And there are still too many layers of management and process and overhead


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Cisco is a company in transition ( for the better or worse...time will tell)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company for many years with a healthy work/life balance. The company pays well with great benefits and all in all great people and great environment. Your life at Cisco can be the best experience of your working career but your life at Cisco is directly related to which division you work for. I would recommend anyone coming to Cisco to stay within their established strength core competencies and stay away from Cisco's new business ventures, as Cisco tends to drop these after a few years if they do not perform as expected taking the employees with it.

    Cons

    Company politics rather than flawless execution can be the order of the day with people spending more time on pointless conference calls and meetings then closing or developing business.The concept of employees acquiring wealth through stock is now long gone and employees are now just large company assets with a steady paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco used to make fun of the Nortels and Lucents as these large companies unable to execute. While Nortel and Lucent are now names in the past, Cisco has now grown up and will become just like them unless you bring back the Cisco culture that got you here in the first place.

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