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"Still a great place to work, but need to shake out the changes quickly and move forward"

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Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good work, great people, flexibility, challenging work, great customers and visibility.

Cons

Constant changes in direction, compensation stays stuck where you first started, arcane performance review process. Self promoters do well at the expense of those who actually contribute.

Advice to Management

Update the compensation structure, recognize contributions. Need major changes to sales goaling, it needs to look at more than just the fiscal year - make it relevant to long term outcomes.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge amount of resources
    Long term career opportunities are available
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Limited to networking technology
    Promotions are a bit slow
    Bonuses are stingy compared to other large companies

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on expanding to other technical areas (services, software)


  2. "Too many management and org changes to make sustained progress."

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    Former Employee - Business Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still investing in r&d and innovating. Focus on fewer technologies has improved, but still need to grow the business.

    Cons

    Lots of layers and matrices. Not as bad as it used to be, but still slow to change. Feedback is asked for, but not always acted upon.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and customer feedback and act upon it.

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