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"Customer focused company, decent pay and benefits, constrained growth options."

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
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No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Takes excellent care of terminal employees. Good salary and decent benefits, but no raises to account for increasingly more expensive benefits. Excellent diversity employee population.

Cons

Very constrained environment today. Limited growth options due to excessive cost control. Poor innovation lifecycle management. Internal competition of products and lack of long-term resolve to address key issues, such as network management.

Advice to Management

Simplify the product lines and focus like Apple did in 1997.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Global Executive Sales and Business Development role."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales & Business Development in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales & Business Development in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, and technology leader.

    Cons

    When smaller and nimble the ability to get things done was excellent. The bigger the company grew the more middle management there was and that small "can do" attitude was lost.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits, good work life balance, very smart people to work with

    Cons

    Too slow; big corporate feel; tons of middle management and the decision process takes too long

    Advice to Management

    become more lean and agile


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