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"Global Partner Marketing Intern"

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Current Employee - Global Partner Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Global Partner Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

People are friendly, comparatively slow pace. Instructions are clear. Great perks and the teams go out to do activities every month or every 2-3 weeks or so, which is covered by the company.

Cons

It's a big corporation, so you may be working at a position for years and not move up. But it's typical for such a giant.

Advice to Management

Evaluate interns fairly. Many of the interns got in because they are the daughters/sons of current employees. My workload was SIGNIFICANTLY heavier than theirs.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Finance Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you get a good boss, and a good team, there is flexibility when working in some groups within Cisco to sometimes work from home and telecommute, and there is a heavy push to have things as automated as possible, so the main thing you will excel at, with this company, is automation.

    Cons

    Cisco has the worst HR dept. and people management of any company I have seen. Cisco tells management to suppress promotions and raises, and to tell employees that they should broaden their skill sets and background, rather than move up, regardless of how very broad your background may already be. Ranking and salaries of employees are determined before written reviews. Cisco rotates it's management and executive team so frequently (i.e. every 3 months - 9 months), that they never seem to know what they are managing, and make extremely uninformed decisions on it's programs, projects, & people. Quality of work is not valued, since the management frequently don't understand what they are managing. Cisco is pushing to have most employees in a "hotelling environment", where you do not have a permanent desk, but must carry your laptop, files, and belongings with you, and find a space to work every day, and if you actually physically attend a meeting, expect to find your work space gone when you return. Extremely unproductive environment to work. Even the parking lot can become completely full, so you have no where to park.

    Advice to Management

    Reviews of employees should mean something and should actually motivate, inspire, and give clear direction to employees. The standard "We need to make you more visible" is not an acceptable reason for constantly suppressing promotions and raises. Constant rotation of management and execs. ensures that management does not understand what they are managing, and again suppresses employees career progression. The hotelling environment (i.e. McCarthy Ranch buildings) are extremely unproductive; there are not enough work spaces, and much time is wasted trying to find a space to work or to call into a meeting. That type of environment is great for visitors or people rarely in the office, but not for those who need to be there all day and for those needing to attend frequent meetings, and then be able to have somewhere to work inbetween. Evaluate the growth of the company, compared to the growth of the employees salaries who have been driving that growth over the years. It is very disparate.


  2. "Still among top I.T. company re: sales roles - both re: compensation, and marketspace"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Virtual office supports work/life balance, typically strong, Sr sales talent, sales discipline drives exceptional visibility, executive level support for any deal when needed, Aggressive M&A strategies to plug holes, and broaden Cisco relevance in transitioning markets (collaboration, security, etc...)

    Cons

    Very aggressive, and political at times as you move up (or want to change jobs).

    Advice to Management

    Company values are strong - proud to work for Cisco, and their values and ethics
    Consider closer scrutiny of legacy sales reps in roles too long, as they are not as provocative as needed to drive aggressive quota increases

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