Cisco Systems - Great place to work. Getting back to its old culture... slowly. High tech, but not startup mentality. | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work. Getting back to its old culture... slowly. High tech, but not startup mentality."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good managers abound, but politics a growing concern. Has lost the small startup mentality long ago. Works as a big machine with lots of re-orgs.

Cons

Uses old bellcurve system of performance management which discourages management from forming a team of Top 10%. Little ability for employees to share in company stock outside of ESPP.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the old guard at the very top of the structure. Replace the CPC system with one that encourages employees to help each other instead of compete against each other for top 15%.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Best place to work among the large technology companies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great support system
    - very well organized
    - excellent rewards for high performers

    Cons

    - never ending red tape
    - stagnation in career growth beyond a point
    - too large, engineering practices tries to make one size fit all


  2. "Good first job opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So many opportunities to learn/grow.

    Cons

    Your classic US corporate politics.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency into the strategy, less marketing language.

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