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"Great place to work overall"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends

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

Pros

- Great team members
- Flexible work arrangements
- Interesting work
- Flexibility to change roles to gain new skills

Cons

- Stock hasn't done much for the past several years
- Layoffs the past few years have led to a lot of shuffling of management

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management style"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager IT in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager IT in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Decent PTO, average benefits

    Cons

    The Security and Government part of Cisco (can't call it a division because they don't like that word) is completely leaderless. Sure, they have people who fill those positions but they provide absolutely zero leadership. The senior management is aloof and does not directly communicate with or engage the work-force.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your employees. Engage with them and give them a reason to want to be there. Cisco is a very large company that plays in the SF Bay Area it is very hard to attract talent just because you are Cisco. You really need to look at how otehr smaller companies are successfully hiring and retaining talent.


  2. "definitely in that sustaining phase of the business, not the innovator they once were"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 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

    The company still has a lot of smart people working on bringing novel networking technology into the marketplace.

    Cons

    Like all 800 # gorilla's adjusting to market transitions is a long process and there's considerable resistance to embracing change.

    Advice to Management

    Please figure out how to make the transition to being a software company.


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