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"Positive but riddled with politics"

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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
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Exposure to a broad range of IT areas - SD, storage, big data, security, mobility, collaboration tools

Cons

Lot of politics and limited room to grow unless you are aligned with the key set of people - not a meritocracy at all. If you have a tenure with the company then more opportunities for you

Advice to Management

Invest in horizon 2 businesses and not just money but also enabling the teams especially the go-to-market teams

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "In optical devices tested optics-firber for there specification using optical equipments."

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    Former Contractor - Optics Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Optics Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are the leader in the cloud to connect the internet.

    Cons

    they don't have work that was in the odvt project.

    Advice to Management

    great


  2. "SW Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great processes, interesting work, great technology. Good benefits. Well run company with broad product portfolio. Overall a great working experience.

    Cons

    Senior leadership entrenched, forced ranking system pushes out very good workers. Some of the leadership are promoted to manager and don't understand delegation and tend to micromanage.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the layers of directors.

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