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"Very solid products and services in their industry and treats employees very well overall"

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Current Employee - Director of Operations in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director of Operations 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

Flexible work schedule and place
Strong compensation package
Good opportunities to move around into different areas of company

Cons

'Over' collaboration leads to slow and painful decision making process
Too many instances where employees that are 'bad' for the larger group are not dealt with appropriately

Advice to Management

Get a handle on too much collaboration and ensure right level of 'tops down' direction
Manage out employees who are no longer a fit and/or are negatively impacting the larger team

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and growth opputinities. Fun place to work

    Cons

    too much politics and no clear career guidance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee needs


  2. "On the whole positive but too many layers and the bureaucracy is stifling. Very slow to innovate and execute"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, bonus and perks (great gym.). Some business units execute better than others. On the whole people are helpful.

    Cons

    Laborious process to get a product out from conception to FCS. The process does not give time to do innovative work. Entrenched fiefdoms. Remote groups more often than not obstruct nimbleness. Need to inject some excitement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove some of the layers. Encourage some risk taking.

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