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Awesome Company - but getting big

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits
Engaged leadership team, works to be open, honest
Interesting products and projects
Fast-moving, execution oriented
Extremely dedicated workforce

Cons

Work-life balance is a challenge
Becoming slower and more political (in certain groups) as it gets larger
Total compensation shrinking as stock option driven incentives become smaller, less lucrative
Active performance management can erode trust/collaboration in teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on staying agile

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great guys, great technology, great company to work with or at. Top class experiences

    Cons

    In their size, Cisco can sometimes be a big gorilla to move. You might find that some processes live very high-up the tree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of great people and support systems to be successful.

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    Former Employee - Industry Marketing in Herndon, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Industry Marketing in Herndon, VA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture for those who are collaborative in nature. Cisco provides lots of support systems to be successful in your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's a sweatshop. Were it not for forced PTO during Christmas, too many people would be working ON Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make a decision and act. Too much time is wasted trying to make everyone happy. Too many layers of bureaucracy to be effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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