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I came into Cisco through an acquisition in 2003. I would say that it was overwhelming at first, going from a small company to the Cisco machine. But once we figured out our place in the Cisco world, things ran pretty smoothly for a the next few years.
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Looking for ways to integrate market inflections into product development.
Always something new to learn.

Split working between the office and telecommuting, with great people.
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Lean teams can be highly skilled and very efficient in delivery. This company allows for various proof of concepts and industry leading implementations to be completed.
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Solid work/life balance. Excellent remote/telecommute environment. Virtual tools to accomplish job are outstanding. Unified Communications strongly encouraged and supported
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This company needs to implement more diversity and inclusion. This company also should start to consider hiring women and people of color to address the overall culture of this company. Cisco should also create a leadership management program for these diverse groups that are not targeted for hire and when they are hired they are marginalized. Also the good old boy culture that this company has is a huge turn off to real professionals.
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great company to work for and they put a lot of emphasis on the employee work/life balance. Cisco offers great benefits and paid time off for their employees.
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Great company to work for. Work hard and Play hard. Get to work with all the cutting edge technology. Managers are wonderful to work always make sure you have what need to be sucessful
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I have been in the Undergraduate Network Engineer Co-Op position at Cisco for about 7 months now. I have enjoyed working at Cisco and learned that it provides a collaborative environment where everyone is helping one another. I have learned and gained so much experience in the last 7 months and it's thanks to all the employees that have helped me succeed and taken time out of their busy schedule to educate and teach me new concepts.
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At Cisco you'll be working on new technology all the time as the IT industry is changing. Cisco is trying to evolve as a company and become more software focused while maintaining their hardware-based roots.
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Completed quarterly analyses of department point of sale data and spearheaded sales based initiatives to drive sales in federal-based accounts. Designed and delivered high impact presentations to senior leaders, demonstrating excellent visual and oral communication skills
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It was a fun place to work back in the day. It has become a sad ghost of what it used to be. Turn 50 years old and it's basically the end. They cull the herd twice a year.
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Internal corporate jobs, especially engineering, are very stable.
Field Sales jobs are very fluid, from sales management down to AE's. They are cycled and replaced routinely.
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Cisco is a sweat shop. Promotions are hard to come by. You may need to quit the company and return. Benefits are good and pay is a little below the industry.
Pros
Heavy remote work culture, decent benefits
Cons
Long hours at times
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I found myself in an environment that welcomed the development of my professional skills. Everyone was eager to teach me, as I was eager to learn. It was a great place to learn and develop.
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People and culture were the best. Work/Life balance was non-existent. Seemed to work 24/7 until you can get your duties in order and have a back up plan in place.
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Great People, but lots of politics. There is a lack of clarity in expressing the team mission and an assumptive attitude that people need little or no coaching when they start.
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The environment was great, easy coworkers, helpful and willing to grow and learn. The job required to have some initial base within the IT field but most was learned through going through the processes
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Cisco does a good job of allowing employees to work remotely using the various collaboration tools. This allows employees the best way to balance life with work.
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On a typical day of work at Cisco you will face challenges that will help you to grow professionally. Environment is highly collaborative and face faced. Enjoying my time at Cisco as a contract worker, however seeking a full time opportunity with a equally dynamic employer to grow into and creature tenure.
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Work hard, play hard in a truly team based environment.
Cons
Contract worker status.
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Cisco's assets are it's people. Much collaboration internally to engage customers efficiently and accurately. Dedicated individuals willing to take that extra step.
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The company as a whole form top to bottom is driven on sales. Not customer relationship building. There was no team building per say other than to badger the customers once a quarter to buy something. Mindset of the sales team was in and out, there was no customer relationship growth at all. The only thing sales was expected to do was bring in orders on a weekly timeframe. You were chastised if you missed on your weekly number. Not great quality management for a sales person who only has 8 accounts to work with. I did notice that most of the account managers only knew a little bit about each customer they had based on who was buying the products, not the other divisions within the account. No custom relationship building or customer trust for that matter.
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Great Name
Cons
there are a lot of other companies that treat their employees like people.
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