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

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  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "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


  2. "Political culture, visionaries without well thought out planning/execution"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Services Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Services Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name recognition
    Resume builder
    Flexible work environment

    Cons

    Who you know within company more important than contribution
    Difficult to get increase on base salary
    Too political
    Too many directors reporting to directors
    Dead weight seem to survive
    Gross Uncertainty and lack of job security (second layoff in less than 6 months coming
    Hard work does not pay off here unless you focus as much time on playing the game
    Subpar performance acceptable in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Innovation and vision is great, but consider impact to company and how it will be executed. Consider the impact of your decisions to your customers. Without customers you are nothing.

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