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Awesome Company - but getting big

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

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

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

ConsWork-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 Senior ManagementFocus on staying agile

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Melbourne (Australia)

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


Pros: Great innovative products and great online training Cons: Poor support services to back up sales efforts (in Australia) Advice to Senior Management: Ramp up ratio of technical support people to sales people Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Amazing company to work for!!!

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Great compensation, extremely flexible schedule, great code of ethics, work-life… Cons: Expect to work long hours, be always connected and spend a lot… Advice to Senior Management: Please try to improve overall processes. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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