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"Good place to learn but not to grow.Scope limited for offsite locations"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Good place to learn a lot

Cons

NO growth.Too political and need to be in the "inner" circle to get opportunities to grow.Managers themselves do nothing , but choose whom to keep ,or axe or assign projects.

Advice to Management

Don't get top heavy and fire the Managers who do nothing but draw fat salaries.Give more opportunities for growth and innovate or will become another NORTEL !!!

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great starting point for exposure to a tech multinational"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Supportive team
    - Laid back, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    - Big, sometimes too big with much redundancy
    - A lot of duplicate processes and inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize younger blood in management roles since much of upper management has been around for 10+ years


  2. "Excellent well-rounded company with great opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cisco has one of the best Silicon Valley cultures I have experienced. You have an opportunity to learn more than many places in the field and the culture allows for creativity and entrepreneurship to thrive. Everyone at Cisco is friendly and helpful. There is a wide variety of roles available and opportunity for growth. Great benefits! Can't say enough good things about this place.

    Cons

    When you join, you will almost always be required to hit the ground running at a very fast pace. This is not necessarily a con if you are able to keep up with it (I personally welcome it). Some even need a little time to adjust.

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