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"Lots of churn - reorg. Seems like job or departmental changes every year."

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Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Leader in the space. Flexible work schedule.

Cons

Depending on the manager, no accountability. Poor inter-functional communication.

Advice to Management

Time for a change at the top. Divide and spin off parts of the company.

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  1. "Great place to work."

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    Former Intern - MBA Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible
    - Competitive pay
    - Everyone was very open and welcoming. I networked and had lunch with a lot of people.
    - Treated us like we were a true member of the team.

    Cons

    - Cisco implements a lot of virtual meetings. Sometimes it was hard to really get managers to sit down with you one on one. This is because they were either working remotely or were completely booked with meetings.
    - It was too easy to have an entire day of tele-presence meetings. Sometimes I felt that multiple weekly meetings could have been condensed into 1 longer meeting.

    Advice to Management

    - Maybe try to implement a sort of "rotation" program so interns (especially MBA interns) can see the kind of project going on in other divisions.


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    "Collection of product silos"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When you find a good team to work with in the marketing organization, the experience can be very rewarding. Progressive managers will create the job around the employee skills and passion. There's lots of opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Cisco still has too many directors and VPs that attend perpetual meetings each day but otherwise provide limited value to the business. The marketing staff are program managers that outsource the real work to agencies and contractors. But they'll pay six-figure salaries to people that provide this "statement of work" coordination.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing org needs more oversight. Also, the current strategic plan to be the "#1 IT company" is not a good fit for the company's core competency -- still IP Networking.

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