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

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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. "software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible timings, great work ethics

    Cons

    less salary compared to other companies


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Disappointed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a good brand name. If you want to get into Silicon Valley one of the stepping stones. There is a history behind the company.

    Cons

    Innovation is dead. It is driven only by innovation. The middle management is incompetent and clueless. Turnover is extremely high. The salaries are mediocre. The company is a political minefield.

    Advice to Management

    The company is beyond repair. Nobody would ever listen to you.

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