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Great stable company to work for

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Former Employee - Sales Engineer
Former Employee - Sales Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great company, great technology, great people.

Huge opportunity to get exposure to some of the most innovative and fast paced technology in the industry.

Cons

Not the startup or growth technology company that it once was.
Culture has changed over the years.
Career and pay advancement is tough. As is with most large companies, there is too much red tape and not enough common sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use common sense over processes and procedures.
Focus on core competencies and listen to your employees (especially sales teams) when they tell you certain one off products are not up to par.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Learned a lot, both technically and politically

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn

    Cons

    You don't really have time to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reorganize every 12 months

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    More Layoffs

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    I'm sad to say that the number of pros is shrinking every year

    Pay is generally good

    Cons

    Layoffs are becoming commonplace and morale is sinking!

    Competition is growing in many areas - routing, switching, security, collaboration

    Very few opportunities to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the fat at the top and stop cutting individual contributors. It's getting harder and harder for teams to get their jobs done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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