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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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  • 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

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Cisco is the number one technology company in the world."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco's culture is excellent. They encourage working from home. Most of Cisco's products are best of breed.

    Cons

    Cisco makes it difficult to be a successful Account Manager year over year. If you have a successful year, they increase your sales revenue goal based on the prior years performance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on mid level management. They could use some assistance with becoming leaders rather than managers.

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