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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Great Company, you can enhance your skills with training, flexibility for working from home, you can learn among the best.

Cons

Sometimes there is a bit desorganization in terms of project leads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the good work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    no competition, have much tens but minimum working hours

    Cons

    there is no any reason at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please don't copy with others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company still too top heavy, but with some great employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderful employees at Cisco, and generally a very strong work ethic. Most people are genuinely trying to do their best for the company. There is a good opportunity to work globally and certainly to experience interaction with people from around the world, using virtual collaboration tools.

    Cons

    Weak HR means that managers deal with an antiquated performance management process (based on a 15 year old GE model); lots of unhealthy politics at the SVP level and too many Directors sitting pretty due to tenure; recent RIFs have taken a slice out of the workforce, but not out of the much more expensive layers of the organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the new HR leader to implement real and substantive change to performance management, management education, and to create an independent HR function. Before relentlessly pursuing a shared service model, perform adequate impact assessments on the impacted functions - we're entering a world of pain in the name of Opex cutting, which will have to be reversed when the complaints become too great to ignore (by which time, the orchestrators will have been promoted or moved to their next 'big' role at another tech company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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