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"Working with some of the sharpest, most professional individuals."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Every person I ever came into contact at any department was a top performer, very professional and focused. Company benefits are exemplary and depending on your area of work, you could be doing extremely significant work of great value worldwide.

Cons

It is a fast-paced environment, if you don't like challenges or can work on your best every day, you should re-consider.

Advice to Management

I think for certain technical positions it would be very advantageous to rotate them to different technology areas within the company, so they can be exposed to all that Cisco does first hand.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "One of the best places to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome benefits and opportunities to advance in career. Love the culture to do the right thing for your employees and customers.

    Cons

    Would like to see more structured programs on career building and moving around within the company. Also, regular raises would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Rate teams instead of individuals if you want better results, sometimes people are competing more than collaborating that hinders in the overall growth of the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Full of turf wars and little cross-BU collaboration"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Pedigree of computer networking background. Great place to advance your product management, product marketing, Ethernet networking domain expertise. There are some great people there.

    Cons

    Abusive languages, turf wars among business units. Your product will get de-positioned by other BUs. And you will have to de-position them too. The company is terrible at getting multiple BUs to work together and build a cohesive system. In the era of modern data center convergence, this is a deadly issue that will cost Cisco continuous market share decline in Ethernet switching.

    Advice to Management

    Change R&D organization structure, reward cross-BU alignment and collaboration.

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