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"Great place to Work Live Play and Learn, if your in the right place in Cisco"

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Cisco folks are smart, experienced, diverse, culturally exposed, very professional and quite friendly. Collaboration is part of daily work and people are willing to help out.

2. Technology is everywhere, and Cisco eats its own dog food, just not the latest release. The portfolio of products in Cisco will simply amaze people.

3. Individual contributors are empowered to make critical decisions, access people across the company towards identified goals in a relatively flat hierarchy.

4. Awesome work life balance, you decide how much you want to work and earn, now with mobility and great tools, where doesn't really matter. You can use Apple, PC, iPhone, BB, Android, IT is heading towards any to any device. Which is great for tech savvy folks

5. Overall package is average with good medical coverage.

Cons

1. Compensation package are sometimes mediocre at best, promotions and pay increments can take eons. Loyalty is rewarded by stagnation in grade level, however we welcome jumpers back with higher grade, pay and recognition.

2. Personal growth and career can be on both ends of the spectrum, depending on your manager, which team and where ? Markets with high growth reasonably gets resources and attention.

Along the lines of its acquisition and develop strategy, talent seems to be managed the same way. Rarely find young people in Cisco, mostly IT old timers, reliable and dependable. This makes things dull and mundane at times.

3. Cisco finds innovative ways to complicate doing business, which in turn complicate most peoples jobs.

4. Too many initiatives, too many programs, too many tools "everything in Cisco is online somewhere, if you can find it then great".

5. Cisco culture is beginning to be diluted in certain places, from an awesome company its starting to be just another IT company. Yet whats most disturbing is on the surface things are ok.

Advice to Management

Cisco culture is slowly eroding, things left unchecked the company will be remembered as a great place to work live play and learn.

1. Train and develop more people, INVEST $$

2. Round Robin Cisco execs across different countries

3. Re look at compensation and incentives at the ground level

4. Doing more with less has limits, dont wait for the rubber band to snap

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco is a leader in IT and a great place to work. The company also offers good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Some employees feel it is difficult to have a work life balance as the hours are long. There are more benefits and resources offered at larger offices.

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to have the initiatives and goals for new fiscal years and quarters shared earlier with employees.


  2. "Software engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology you get to work on is top-end. It is not just a support site for the US office unlike many other product companies. The work culture is nurturing and allows you to grow without suffocating you with politics. The managers are understanding in your needs.

    Cons

    Appraisals usually do not reflect the performance although the hikes are good enough even though the ratings aren't that great. There is not much emphasis on work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much except to encourage some amount of research at lower levels as well. Not required to specifically force people into it but allow those who want to graduate to these levels.

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