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"Cisco - Innovation and Decision Making is key to longevity"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Program Manager in Raleigh, NC
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Have Internet Access? Work anywhere.
Cisco has a great set of core values
The working environment is positive. Cisco employees are professional and results oriented.
There is a healthy amount of rewards and recognition
Cisco takes corporate social responsibility seriously. I enjoy having time to volunteer and giving back to the community representing Cisco

Cons

Annual Layoffs - Cisco is bleeding top talent and top talent would think twice about joining this company. Needs to get smarter around hiring practices as to limit the annual layoff trend.
Change Fatigue - It is really unclear if the Cisco Strategies work because Cisco is in a constant rate of change.
Executive Leadership is very shy about making decisions or there is too much collaboration and not enough directive decision making.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience , could be better if there was stability in management decisions."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Small tasks of a big company leaves you with less work and more follow ups with different teams. In 3 years, the management is changed 3-4 times which makes it harder to concentrate.

    Advice to Management

    Since this big company has multiple levels and different teams, the teams need to be integrated properly by implementing better processes across them.
    Most of the time, employees are busy tracking and doing follow ups on the tasks rather than doing concrete work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tons of opportunity, great people, a lot of work though"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people surround you. There are ample opportunities to learn. Cisco has a and a good work/life balance, but during crunch time it's all hands on deck.

    Cons

    Big companies have their disadvantages, it can be hard to find information at Cisco. There are a lot of different repositories for different business units.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline information sharing. Keep up the great work!

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