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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Do not want to share"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Somewhat Stability offered to employees

    Cons

    regular layoffs lately, stock drop recently


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Motivating. met quite a few talented people there."

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talent Recognition. Family Friendly with flexible work hours

    Cons

    Lot of fat in senior management and executive level. Too many VPs. Indian managers create artificial urgency on timelines and deadlines to provide visibility for themselves. Slow moving

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