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"Program Manager"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great flexibility in where you live, and work. Exciting projects and programs always keep a person growing. There is always a "can do" or "let's make it happen" attitude amongst the team.

Cons

I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Cisco. Of course, it feels as if the layoffs are becoming more the norm rather than the exception, which is never good.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Amazing people and product. Feels like a much smaller company but processes are debilitating."

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

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

    Pros

    Executive Management is fantastic. The people are awesome and the company cares about their customers and employees. Excellent products with #1 or #2 Market Share and Gartner Quadrant.

    Cons

    Sales processes are debilitating. Forecast touch points 3+ times a week and tracking every $5K deal feels very junior. God forbid if one of your customers experience a major outage. You won't be able to sell for a month while you take care of the situation. Having no inside rep is very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    I get that the Cisco forecast culture is a religion but senior sales reps find it difficult to develop big opportunities when chasing small deals through the system to meet "commits". See the forest through the trees, as they say. In the grand scheme, who cares if a deal hits bookings Monday or Saturday, as long as it hits in the FQ?


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    "A diversified company"

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

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

    Pros

    A big company where you can rather easily move round for different opportunity. You will feel quite differently at different part of the company, maybe due to all the acquisitions over time

    Cons

    As other big company, it's slow mover in term of technology and culture. Hard to change

    Advice to Management

    Control the management chain, it's ridiculous to have multiple layers of managers and multiple layer of directors. The company is still less then 100k employees, there is no need for 10+ layers between CEO and employee

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