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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Contract Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
Current Employee - Contract Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Good work environment. Lot of new things to learn.

Cons

Too much work stress in the beginning

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A good company to work for; but still with some challenges to overcome

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    - A large technology company with a large breadth of technology areas and market coverage should provide varied opportunities for growth
    - Great place for people with outstanding technical backgrounds who are looking to be challenged
    - Surprising amount of room for growth even though it is currently a large company

    Cons

    - Challenges exist for people who join and do not have detailed technical skills. Cisco struggles with how to use and take full advantage of non-technical resources such as Program Management
    - HR processes (career and professional development) not well managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus more on HR processes (career & professional development), make managers take a larger role,focus on more than just the top 10%. You are losing a lot of very talented people because of it
    - Develop system integration and complex program management. It is going to be essential to taking services to the next step

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cisco's an awesome company to work for!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great IT infrastructure
    Great on-line tools to help with every area of your job
    People are always willing to help and go above and beyond

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy can tend to delay decision making longer than normal
    Seems like there was a re-org at the end of every fiscal year
    Had troubles figuring out their core competencies. I think they finally have it right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core competency. Stress accountability at every level of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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