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"Mostly rewarding with lots of ups and downs"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing 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

Cisco treats employees well and is a company that is truly having a major impact on the world. We work hard, but there is lots of flexibility.

Cons

Like any other large company, executive management is disconnected from the broad employee base. This is particularly disappointing at Cisco because it has become rapidly more acute over the last couple years.

Advice to Management

Stay in touch with the people doing the work.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Megacorp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of good people, decent work/life balance, flexible work schedules, lots of good tools to do your job, particularly collaboration tools.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance/grow, poor senior management, lots of projects that go nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Cull some VPs! There are way too many levels of VPs, and many of them are poor. The quality of Chambers' reports has fallen drastically over the last several years.


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - NCE in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - NCE in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible environment work for home

    Cons

    Compensation and raise are not very good

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