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"Good place to work, very flexible and challenging but could be better"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Networking with People, Development opportunities, Good benefits, Flexible, encourage education & training

Cons

Bureaucratic & Highly political environment, lot of repetitive / competitive work in parallel groups, lack of consistent messaging on strategy, Focus on individual LOB rather than whats good for the company

Advice to Management

Keep IC's engaged. Reduce redundant jobs and encourage collaboration. Cisco is missing out on HUGE wins due to defensive mind sets and people not willing to collaborate due to sense of job security. Encourage knowledge sharing across divisions & functions.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "A great company to work for if you are interested to understand how infrastructure changes people's living and learning."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities to transfer within company based on your interest and skill set. Career transition and technology learning is available for people who have passion and are willing to learn.

    Cons

    Well established company with relative mature technologies and business model, the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder is not easy. The culture has changed significantly due to the lack of diversity mid-level management layer.

    Advice to Management

    provide the position rotation opportunity to retain the talent


  2. "Fun but boring towards the end"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about networks,

    Cons

    Big company issues. got boring towards the end so I left


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