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"Great Company Still, Some Struggles with Leadership and Pace"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Smart, Motivated People
Decent Salary, at least in sales
Work, life balance is good and better than most companies
Company values are strong and they enjoy giving back

Cons

The work ethic and level of engagement has fallen off in some areas
People are less motivated, possibly because of stock, and many don't go extra mile
The speed of change and red tape is cumbersome and frustrating
The ability to influence and change process is hard, long and challenging, if it happens at all

Advice to Management

Focus on speed and agility. Truly embrace different perspectives and thoughts, don't just talk about it.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Change is the only constant..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Good Compensation
    - Flexible work-environment
    - Reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    - Continuous reorganization
    - Layoffs now a yearly event
    - Not enough opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work-environment and stability


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cisco as a consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technology is abundant and you can participate in discounts.

    Cons

    Don't expect anyone to be available to support or help you. It is all self help and it is not uncommon to be the lone person in your department or have co-workers as most telecommute. Contractors are treated as such.

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