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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 for less than a 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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    Senior Manager in Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management organization

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    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Cisco is a world-class organization with extraordinary people and opportunities. There is no shortage of challenge and opportunities can follow demonstrated performance -- particularly if located in San Jose, CA

    Cons

    Despite its global foot-print, Cisco remains a San Jose centric company from a leadership standpoint and --despite best-in-class collaboration technologies in its product portfolio -- opportunity standpoint. The company is trying to re-establish geographic proximity of colleagues to align with MIT viewpoint on Agile PLM framework. This is beyond silly on a campus where over 40 buildings and back-to-back meetings have employees calling in and WEBEX'ing into meetings where folks are in the same area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.) get over co-location. It cannot scale.
    2.) stop chasing HP to the bottom. Cisco will irreparably break if Mgmt tried to get to HP numbers. Focus needs to change to being best metrics per segment space and lose focus on overall GM.
    3.) announce a meaningful retirement plan for Chambers and Pond and stick to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to experience epicenter of Networking

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    Former Employee - Executive Communications Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Communications Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Still a great culture
    Dynamic C-Suite Management
    Owns the networking technology space
    Global company, worldwide opportunities

    Cons

    Some groups are cliques, you need to be aware of office politics
    Periodic downsizing and economy drives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what made you great and stick with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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