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"Intellectually stimulating work"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Sharp, committed people. Worked in a advanced technology area. Did not have to travel. Had the opportunity to move between jobs and learn new things.

Cons

A fake "culture". Got tired of hearing Chambers talk about the "Cisco family" all the time. The business environment has nothing to do with being a family. I started calling my early retirement package a "mutual divorce agreement"

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Stable company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable Career
    Benefits are great
    Pockets of great work

    Cons

    Too much Politics
    Execution does not happen quickly
    Too many folks to do the same job

    Advice to Management

    Your vision is great but your execution does not keep up with your vision.


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    "Tomorrow, doesn't start here only incompetence."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Employees are genreally nice and friendly, great place to start out and learn about the IT industry, decent reputation

    Cons

    Stupid acronyms, over-inflated egos, Managers are AMATEURS, Contractors are treated like third class citizens, tons of bureaucracy. Values Profits over Employees all day/everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to shareholders and employees by blaming the government spying program for your recent/forthcoming implosion. Take responsibility for your gross incompetence, stop denying the realities of the industry, and start valuing good design, engineers, people as HUMANS, take some pride in your product by building things that are built to last. This place still has a chance but if it continues to commodify both it's core products and it's talent (or current lack of it), tomorrow doesn't look good here.

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