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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


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    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company. Still keeps good market share of its traditional products. Offers employees good benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics. Many useless meetings lowed people's productivity. Although there are smart engineers in Cisco, company doesn't attract top talent of the industry to develop new products or bring in new technologies. Lower level managers are often lacking of necessary management skills. People are competing for "visibility" rather than getting the job done.


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