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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations Director in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Current Employee - Operations Director in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Empowerment, technology state of art, best of breed in its segment, tools to balance professional and personal life

Cons

Frugality everywhere, challenge to prepare people to become leaders

Advice to Management

Take care of people

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (3)

    Cisco is not good for technical people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very experienced in business, sales dominant culture competitive compensation, good benefits

    Cons

    Too many managers. All things follow all kinds of strict process, lacking of flexibility and can't keep top talent in some situations. Managers don't spend time on figuring out who make great contributions to the company, instead, they put most of their time on political things. People who gets promotion usually aren't a result of how much contribution he/she made, sometimes it is purely because his/her managers win in a political war...

    Advice to Management

    cut at least 50% management people, treat people better who really work on projects


  2. Helpful (1)

    Loved my job, hated the politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific technology, access to company information via intranet is incomparable, a place where I could push the envelope and develop my own role - to a point.

    Cons

    The political manipulations of management are horrific; nothing inclusive about that. And largely it's for self benefit, not for the good of the firm. Amazed that the senior leaders can't see this or if they do, address it. Lots of very good people left disillusioned, depressed, and leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Query attrition rates with the relevant managers. Do an employee sat. survey and ACT on the results.


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