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"Very fair work environment but no stability"

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Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Cisco is very flexible with where and when you work and has a very collaborative work environment. Due to this, sometimes you may end up working around the clock.

Cons

There has been never-ending on-going reorganization and very frequent quarterly lay-offs. It seems the management does not have a clear vision although it has been trying to catch up to its competitors and market changes, such as cloud, software, mobility.

Advice to Management

The management needs one time bold restructuring and stop demoralizing quarterly lay-offs!

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Be prepared to be a small fish in a big pond."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cisco is a big, company that sells boring but necessary technology. This means that they have many domain experts, and you will probably be the youngest out of them.

    Cons

    I interned on one of their bread and butter teams and there wasn't all that much "innovation" happening within that team. Corporate admin encourages innovation with running a contest to see who can be the best "intra"-preneur, which can satisfy some people, who want the stability of working for a BigCo, but also want to think more creatively within their job. I'm not a networks/big corporation guy, and this internship really made me realize it.


  2. "Cisco"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and you're surrounded by people with good heart and dedication.

    Cons

    Leadership is seriously lacking. Too many people with no understanding of technology and it's role in the new economy. Rather odd considering they ARE the core technology in so many enterprise solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the structure, remove silos and really tackle festering issues that's been around for 10+ years.

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