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"Not too bad , Not too great"

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Former Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, IL
Former Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

1. Lots of opportunities to learn
2. Good benefits
3. Flexible working options
4. Good sales team

Cons

1. Too bureaucratic
2. Need to change faster

Advice to Management

Middle management sucks most of the time.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I have had a combination of both pleasant and unpleasant experiences throughout my 13 yrs in Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director 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

    Very competitive salary and benefits;
    Access to plethora of business, technical and information resources; Great place to learn across a breadth of technologies with opportunities to specialize in-depth in specific areas;
    Flexibility in work hours (not to be mistaken with short work hours. If at all, you actually put in more hours over a week).

    Cons

    In general, it is getting more and more difficult to "get things done" in Cisco. The execution machine is very complex posing a variety of challenges;
    Lots of overlapping initiatives across BUs in the company creating a lot of unhealthy internal competition. Exec Management sits and watches these while the lower layers break their heads in reconciling and aligning.

    Advice to Management

    Step up to get a coherent strategy within the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Very Good Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with, and help develop, cutting edge hardware and software technology. The company is well thought of throughout the technology community.

    Cons

    The best jobs are located in San Jose, so if you work at a different location, then you might be stuck in your current job.

    Advice to Management

    Do we really need so many reorganizations? And why are so many high-level executives recruited from outside of Cisco?

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