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"The best place to work ever!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Feltham, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Feltham, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent salary, benefits and potential to exceed, both financially and personally. Chance to work with some of the brightest, most intelligent people I've ever come across in a 25+ year career. Opportunity, in my particular role, to travel the world and meet/see new people and cultures. Excellent employer in terms of corporate responsibility and "giving back".

Cons

Regrettably, some management are still getting hired into positions because of the old boys/girls network and not on their actual merits.

Advice to Management

Pay close attention to the senior leadership team (director level) and really question what value they are adding and whether they are just figureheads doing nothing whilst the team below them are really the stars of the show. In my experience/opinion Cisco is still "top heavy", especially at a "theater" level.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Network Consulting Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good name to have on your CV, good career growth if you have a director who will help you - and you arent in a technical support role (TS).

    Cons

    Career growth is slow, pay rises are tough, and there are a lot of people who are "chaff", who are just riding it out for the pension after joining pre 2000 and enjoying the perks.

    Advice to Management

    Make people move around, having people in the same job for 15 years makes new blood impossible to attract (and retain).


  2. "Too much communication and not enough action"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco has a good overall package and the rewards scheme such as bonuses is above the industry standard. Being a high-tech company there are a lot of big toys to play with and someone interested in systems would love the work we have.

    Cons

    However the company is very sales driven. There is a lot of process and communication in place but often it hinder the technological implementation. A lot of emphasis is put on delivery but this means quality suffers and some key elements in process improvement are overlooked as they don't derive immediate cost benefit even though long term they are proven to be key money savers.

    Advice to Management

    Digest what you are telling us first.
    Lets have an fair system of environments globally i.e. allowances, canteen etc.
    Try to look further than the one project deliverable.

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