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The best place to work ever!

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Feltham, England

ProsExcellent 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".

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPay 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.

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

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    Great technology, complacent mid-management

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) London, England

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


    Pros: Great technical specialists. Lots of people with tons of experience. In general people are willing… Cons: Mid-management is getting increasingly politicized (at least in sales). No one really knows what they do. Visibility is valued over capability, in other words you… Advice to Senior Management: Fix the mid-management. Listen to what individual contributors are saying. Stop chasing the consumer market.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Company acquired by Cisco, then most of us were not made welcome

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Cisco has tremendous Brand strength and recognition Cisco has great integrity with… Cons: Leadership weaknesses at mid-level Excellent people below Management-level paid below market, unless in Sales Not much commitment… Advice to Senior Management: Eliminate the weak Managers - regardless of how long they have been employed… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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