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"The early years were very fulfilling but the culture has changed drastically and the fun is gone."

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very large company
There can be lots of opportunity
They have a ton of cash

Cons

Very large company, very hard to get things done now
There is basically no travel allowed unless it's for customer business
The culture has shifted to large company mentality, it takes too much red tape to get anything done

Advice to Management

Bring back the "old" Cisco. Have the annual sales conferences again. Ignite the spark that made Cisco great.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources, great benefits, lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Lot of politics, management care for money first, than employees

    Advice to Management

    Three consecutive years of layoffs did not look good for employees. They can do better job than this.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Cisco stands for Crap"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this place except the cafe...

    Cons

    Its a crap company. People laugh at in bay area if you say you work for cisco.
    Had very hectic schedules and stupid manager Makarand Shivadevuni...who don't even know how to manage...

    Advice to Management

    Get ready for shut down...

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