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"Good ethics. Decent execution. Poor innovation."

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Current Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management in San Jose, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Collaborative, supportive culture. Management typically supports telecommuting and PTO for family emergencies. The company is very responsive to larger enterprise customers.

Cons

Execution in this big company can often get confused. Frequently, obvious issues fall through the cracks and result in disappointed customers. Aiming high for innovation is that much more challenging, and the company is still not software-oriented in multiple ways.

Advice to Management

Get rid of 50-75% of the VPs and above. Many of them are great at Powerpoints and meeting with customers, but they don't understand the products or operations that they're in charge of. Give big bonuses to directors, managers and line employees who do execute well, and even bigger bonuses to those who innovate well.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is Nice to work there

    Cons

    the job requires some travel


  2. "Great place to work, but needs to focus more on disruptive innovation."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relevant, customer focused, great team

    Cons

    Focus is becoming too much on bottom line, very much lost the startup mentality.

    Advice to Management

    You have to spend money to make money.

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