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"Great Company - Bad Business Decision."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - AS Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Contractor - AS Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Great company culture. Great People. Great Salary.

Cons

Some challenging customers and clients.

Advice to Management

Global restructuring when we've had record profits and performance means I and countless other contractors (not mentioned in the cutback announcement) am SOL and job hunting again, despite great work. John Chambers can spin it all he wants....this is corporate greed at it's finest. Outsourcing jobs to India when the Americas made the record profits so stakeholders get good payouts and he gets a big retirement umbrella. Contractors MAKE the company money - so my personal professional opinion is that Cisco (John Chambers) is HURTING the company and countless contractors with this decision.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "A great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented coworkers, I learn a lot from
    Feeling that anything is possible.
    Culture of collaboration runs deep
    Bay Area hi tech culture is globally felt

    Cons

    Now a big company and can take a while to figure out how to get things done.
    Culture of collaboration does not suit all


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    "Cisco Systems experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative culture at Cisco with good people, and strong benefits package. Enjoyed my 3 years there and had the opportunity to do a lot of different types of work.

    Cons

    Despite good performance reviews, I was not given a raise in 3 years of service.Heard of other good performers who had not had increases in a decade of service.

    Advice to Management

    Raises should be more equitably split among teams.

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