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"An old guard networking company that is defending its turf in the face of open source in a declining hardware market."

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Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

It can be a good gig if you find the right manager. Lots of resources and training. A good place to learn.

Cons

Corporate overhead, reorganizations, scant pay raises and no promotions, not much upside.

Advice to Management

Too many missteps, bad M&A, failed products to many empty suits. Many of you need to move on.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Cisco has great benefits but growth opportunities are limited."

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco has great pay, and benefits. You can have a Retina Macbook as your work computer. And working from home is an option.

    Cons

    Cisco growth has slowed so the challenges are typical of what you could expect from a mature company.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco needs more internal startups. And the company needs to kill failed projects quickly rather than letting them languish for years.


  2. "I was happy at Cisco for a long time, but then got burned out."

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    Former Employee - Director In Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director In Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work with smart, engaged people in a collaborative environment. The company has the power to shape markets, and has clout when working with customers and partners.

    Cons

    Always working...no downtime. It is expected that you are available/accessible at all times, including nights and weekends. Downsizing has only increased the pressure on those that remain. There is still too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate some additional layers of management, as there are too many people that can say no and not enough people who can say yes.

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