Topics regarding layoffs at Cisco Systems Inc.

Topics regarding layoffs at Cisco Systems Inc.

Splunk Reality

The leadership at Splunk is a textbook example of incompetence. I've never seen a more disconnected and disorganized group of people who seem to have no idea what it takes to run a successful business in today's world. It's like watching a ship sink... —  read more 

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Offer rescinded

I just had a job offer rescinded. This has never happened to me before. I'm still in a state of shock and I'm just happy I didn't do anything rash, like quit ahead of time. Be careful, folks.

The lying Cisco culture

What loathes me is the lying Cisco culture. Cisco wants employees to be loyal, yet there is NO loyalty to employees. We are not Cisco, leadership is Cisco, as we got laid off! What a game of smoke and mirrors and deception leadership plays (Sr VPs... —  read more 

Record bonuses?

Can’t believe how we got laid off and Cisco is now giving out record bonuses! Happy for my colleagues, but we really got screwed! Cisco leadership just doesn’t care about people!!!

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GSSO Dysfunction Continues

Great News, Cisco Secure Access has been announced GA over a month before the field was told it would be. The problem is there is literally no one to sell it. As sellers we have not even been enabled in any way. Our TSAs are telling us they have... —  read more 

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Cisco GSSO

It’s time exec leadership, TS , realize the failed strategy and the paralysis the field is going through right now is JH. We have stage 7 pancreatic cancer. That cancer lives in Fla and has been on watch the entire time gsso has burned. TS is like... —  read more 

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Career @ Cisco

The first few promotions are happening automatically - you don't need to be super smart to advance to Tech Lead 1 in a relatively short amount of time. Typical time-table Age 23: Graduation with Master Degree: Hired as Software Engineer 2 Age 24:... —  read more 

'Too senior' for roles

A friend and former coworker (he was laid off last year) told me that he's still looking for a new job and that most of the time he's told he's "too senior" for any given role. How is this possible? He is 54. He is far from ancient. I thought saying... —  read more 

My views on TAC

Thanks to the experiences and skills I have received from senior TAC colleagues and help from my former managers, I have found a new job as developer. I want to share my latest findings in the job market and my suggestions on TAC. Recent years... —  read more 

Can anyone share

I am reading some previous posts and got some questions? Growth probability for sr managers and principal engineers for next level. How long will it take, in otherwords would they stagnate for long time? I have seen many people leave and come... —  read more 


Can we just stop this already? No one wants to be there. The sessions are not valuable. Now it’s the fun police coming in with this BS expense policy. No cabs or team dinners? So we just take buses and eat hors d’oeuvres at the lame events and same... —  read more 

Is this adulation worth

My manager is adulated with cisco and past ten years he is stangated at sr manager role. He couldn't grow people who are under him and now everyone left. One person who is adulated with him is stuck at first line manager role for the same time. Now... —  read more 

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