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"Well run business, however your experience will by and large be dictated your manager"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great brand name and experience you can later leverage.

Cons

Easy to get lost and the best performers aren't always noticed. It's not what you know but who you know kid!

Advice to Management

It's simple, people managers should be people that 1) have an interest in managing and leading and 2) are good at it, i.e. they have the requisite people and soft skills to do the job effectively.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Overall good experince"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work in a place where you are able to do home office and manage your own time in order to bring results, so teleworking, videoconferencing, and high use of online collaborative tools is a must. As an engineer you will work with the latest technology in the networking industry, and will be involved with high profile customers.

    Cons

    As it continues to grow, it's becoming more and more bureaucratic. There are many processes in place to do almost every activity, and there's also an excess of surveys or polls to measure many of the aspects of work which is needed but when every area does this many times you spend a lot of your day just answering surveys. Lately, at the end of each FY there were major global restructurings which included layoffs, change in strategies, elimination of products/business units

    Advice to Management

    Lower the amount of processes to allow for agile business doing or put tools and resources in place to off load this from field people. Monitor the dates and regularity of feedback in different areas to limit surveys and polls from many sources at one period of time.


  2. "Awesome"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    best training, awesome food ,good working ethics

    Cons

    long hours , tiring schedule , uN ENDING WORK

    Advice to Management

    please do organize ashort trip once in a while for th employees to feel rejuvnated

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