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"Systems engineer"

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits
Smart engineers
Lots of opportunities to move around
Pay is on par with industry
Great teamwork at local level

Cons

No team work
Every man for himself
Sometimes unethical
No longer an innovator
 No clear vision all focused only on sales

Advice to Management

Treat employees with respect and not as a quota number

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Disappointing that Cisco does not take care of their own."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High Touch Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - High Touch Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No salary increase. Been here 14 yrs and I have only seen a 6% increase. I think it is time to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Looks good on resume if you can take the job long enough to keep it on a resume"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, contributors or non management are usually pretty helpful and great people to work with. You will need this to grow, not get a raise or higher position in the company, but just to grow as an individual. Employees teach each other, all do it yourself style. Not much as far as a how to internally. Work from home, that is a huge plus, but also grants yourself to working longer hours.

    Cons

    Basically no pay raises. Very hard to get yourself put out there as a great contributor. Usually receive a new manager 1 to 2 months before the yearly review which could give you a raise. Easiest way to say, sorry I dont know how good/bad you are, so no raise this year, again. Tired of always working late and hard work being input and nothing getting out. Looking for a new position in another company. Beware if you request a raise too much with the recent yearly employee head chopping, your head will be on the block pretty quickly. Not enough internal communication is given to employees. Too much money spent on buying new companies when Senior Management turn around, fire 4,000 people and say its to keep our stock holders happy. Funny thing is all full time employees are basically stock holders, so who is really supposed to be the happy ones? Yearly survey is sent out, nothing really done with the bad parts, all meetings skip those questions. Too many meetings about things that have nothing to do with your actual work. Example: IT meeting, all hands. All IT must attend. Basically 2 hours talking about how sales is doing and how the cisco.com home page was created. If you work in the NW team, and never deal with that, it was a wasted 2 hours basically.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards a goal that internal employees can actually see. Stop pushing all these re-orgs after Cisco buys various companies that get sold 2 years later. Acquasitions are usually supposed to help a company not just bring in more employees that can be easily laid off later. Instead of buying a company to get rid of the competition, create something that will help push Cisco higher. The switch/router industry is seeing a major change and I doubt the present Cisco model is ready for it.

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