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"If you are good this is the place for you"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Bruno, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

diverse culture where people from all around the world come to work together. If you like to get things done then this is the place for you, some areas like support or QA are probably under appreciated and have weaker managers but most people are pretty nice and willing to help others learn.

Cons

You are expected to pick understand things quickly and learn on the job, if you can not perform within a quarter you will be replaced, although now that we are part of Cisco that might change. Cisco has also brought more red tape to the company.

Advice to Management

Stop importing Cisco red tape that is not helping us.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great culture."

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    Current Employee - IT in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - IT in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great working culture and belief in what we are doing is making a difference. People are generally pretty sharp but there are some folks in middle management that are very disappointing.

    Cons

    Some areas are still way understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    They really need to re-evaluate some of the middle managers.


  2. "Hard hat area!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IronPort retains a ridiculous number of of bright people, providing a largely idiot-free workplace populated with people who aren't interested in stepping on others' fingers as they climb the corporate ladder. It is, by far, the most collegial atmosphere I've ever worked in.

    Cons

    Engineering seems to reorganize randomly; it's better than it was only about half the time. Reorg decisions are made at the highest levels, and apparently don't take lower-level managers opinions into consideration.

    Additionally, the CEO has become more and more absorbed by Cisco; it's apparent he's losing touch with his roots. I suspect he's getting pressure to integrate more, but bringing the best Cisco management into IronPort is lowering the average IQ of both companies.

    Advice to Management

    You've hired some of the brightest people in the Bay Area; let folks do their jobs and stop shuffling their cubes around to suit this weeks' concept of order.

    Cisco would do well to leave IronPort on its own. It's still nimble, and doesn't need the extra baggage.

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