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Awesome Company - but getting big

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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 for 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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    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

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    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

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    Former Employee - Road Warrior  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Road Warrior in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Ramp up ratio of technical support people to sales people

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    Positive Outlook
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