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The best place to work ever!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Feltham, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Feltham, England (UK)

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

Pros

Excellent salary, benefits and potential to exceed, both financially and personally. Chance to work with some of the brightest, most intelligent people I've ever come across in a 25+ year career. Opportunity, in my particular role, to travel the world and meet/see new people and cultures. Excellent employer in terms of corporate responsibility and "giving back".

Cons

Regrettably, some management are still getting hired into positions because of the old boys/girls network and not on their actual merits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay close attention to the senior leadership team (director level) and really question what value they are adding and whether they are just figureheads doing nothing whilst the team below them are really the stars of the show. In my experience/opinion Cisco is still "top heavy", especially at a "theater" level.

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    Really good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good relationship with employees
    They care about you and you care about Cisco
    Very well organized company
    Above average compensation
    Strong culture - if only governments would act like Cisco management

    Cons

    Not so flexible due to very structured and process oriented way of working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Redefining the future of networking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    One can be at the bleeding edge of networking technology at Cisco as it is a market leader in most of the segments it operates in. It also has significant engineering, sales and marketing resources which enables it to solve complex problems for the customer.

    Cons

    Cisco has merged and acquired teams for the past 30 years and while it has tried to keep the acquired teams together under their respective business units, it has allowed allowed the teams to develop into isolated silos. This has resulted in customers seeing inconsistencies across product lines. While Cisco is actively trying to fix this, it is an arduous process.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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