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"Satisfactory, but disappointing"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Big stable company that has lots of empty real estate due to delusions of grandeur.

Cons

Mostly led by young up-and-comers, very cliquey, some old-timers who shouldn't be retained, and the business model of moving to software never came through, nor did Cisco ever really innovate.

The strong culture died long ago, and ask John Chambers which of his dozen homes he works from?

Advice to Management

Figure out your strategy for corporate counsels, look forward, get a new CEO.

you are a box seller. I don't see Cisco being a player in the emerging cloud market (just like they failed in the "software" market.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "great"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to meet other people for next career

    Cons

    many of the managers are horrible

    Advice to Management

    plese please develop friendly culture


  2. "Standard no nonsense professional large company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Leader 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

    Good work life balance, mature and competent senior leadership, professional and polite culture. In a large company you will meet some very skilled and competent people. The training opportunities are very good.

    Cons

    Engineering turn-over is high. Some groups are highly political.

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