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"Cisco"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You learn a lot because you work with lots of smart people and there is a constant demand to change the status quo (i.e. do things better and differently).

Cons

Very demanding environment - generally more work than you can possibly handle, combined with lots of fire drills (mandatory, short timelines).

Advice to Management

Need to cut through the smoke and mirrors and reward the people who accurately capture THEIR contribution and results, as opposed to taking individual credit for a collective effort.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Its awesome to work here"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Regular team outs
    Good work culture

    Cons

    Hikes are not so great :)

    Advice to Management

    :)


  2. "Huge bureaucratic monster"

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    Current Employee - Software Manager
    Current Employee - Software Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    The flexible benefits package is good, salary and bonus is above average. The technology is interesting. The coffee machines are good.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get things done inside Cisco. The company feels like it has lost its way. The CEO announces strategies to change the culture of the company, but nothing changes, probably because it is like getting a super tanker to change direction.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO may have a new strategy to be the number one IT company. Sadly this will not happen as too many of the upper management layers and processes are set up to sell routers.

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