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Cisco Systems experience report

  • 14.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Yearly layoffs + no yearly raises = Cisco

2.35

Company Culture

Average for friendliness but management at all levels is closed to any new ideas or improvements

Internal Communication

Cisco communications are strictly a 1-way street: top down only

Attitude towards older colleagues

Wow, everybody and I mean EVERYBODY over 50 who isn't a VP gets canned. We lost so many great, experienced people, it's ridiculous

Overall compensation for your work

Cisco pays at the low end of the industry average plus there are ZERO yearly raises for rank & file (gotta get a promotion for a raise) and the yearly bonuses are parsimonious and calculated via a magical black box

Office / Work Environment

No assigned cubicles - 1st come, 1st served DAILY for little desks built for 7th graders

Job Security

YEARLY LAYOFFS REGARDLESS OF JOB PERFORMANCE!! Even if Cisco had a record year for net profits, they'll lay off thousands. And Cisco HATES older workers

Workplace Safety

Safe place to work, physically speaking (but unsafe re: job security)

Inclusive / Diverse

If nothing else, Cisco is inclusive and diverse. Very good at this

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give employees yearly raises, which are more than deserved. Get out of your ivory tower and LEARN from employees

What I like about the company

Flexible hours, ample parking.

What I dislike about the company

Management totally disregarded comments, ideas for improvement and other suggestions from workforce. Mgmt simply doesn't care. Yearly layoffs and lack or raises stink, too

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Lawrenceville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered