Being surrounded by decent people - both managers and coworkers - can mean the difference between hating your job and still enjoying coming to work despite the many issues with the company. I have transferred within the company recently and the work... — read more
Do we know when is freeze officially over? I heard a rumor its August 6th
I know several people who were significantly underpaid at Cisco and only realized that after they transferred to other companies, so it's good to see that people are more willing to talk about their pay openly these days. The only one who benefits... — read more
With all this talk of sales being eliminated or going more virtual- curious what do GVS salaries look like? What range do GVS sales managers, regional managers, etc. make compared to field sales? How secure are those positions?
How much do AMs and SEs make?
What everyone fails to realize is only certain people possess the necessary levels of advanced educational and leadership skills to manage a large company. Upper executive management and government leadership is an exclusive part of society only... — read more
There used to be plenty, but it seems that anybody and everybody who knew their jobs and who treated their direct reports well and with respect is gone by now. Most of the people who have replaced them got there through cronyism and nepotism, which... — read more
I have around 8 years experience in C/C++ in networking domain. I got an offer from Cisco which is $150K per year (includes everything). Is this less or ok or good.
So far Cisco is saying they are respectful of people's personal choice to get or not get the vaccine, even rattling off reasons they understand why people would not get the vaccine. Anybody here about that changing given Google and Facebook... — read more
Got about a year and a half left til retirement. This company is so a-s backwards with all the "woke" and "SJW" initiatives. They have simply lost their way and forgotten how a business should be run. If I get hit by an LR sooner than 2023 then all... — read more
With cheaper labor in this Global economy and the company going hybrid, the rumor is to leave republican strong states.
Does Cisco have a policy about this?
Heard it from Director Consolidation happening across all BUs
I wouldn’t even mention the changes over the past 10 years because this company has been unrecognizable ever since. How much harder is it to work here now than it was, say, five years ago? Unfortunately, I have no hopes that in the next five years... — read more
Fran said it starts in August.
Does Cisco have money dedicated to promote and raise compensation levels for employees based just on s-x or race ?
Yes, ISE has been long under EN BU, but been always led by GSSO team. rumoured that, the EN TSA would have to start to lead some ISE use case moving forward. Any thoughts?
I keep seeing Q1 (after LR) does anyone have any intel on when reqs can actually be acted on? I see they keep going up on Cisco jobs site, but when can people actually start getting job offers? Any real intel would be nice.
I refer to the thread about possible cuts in August. I wouldn’t want to spread any rumors but my manager’s behavior towards me has also changed significantly. He is more critical and moody, which I understood as a red flag that I should look for a... — read more
not sure why people don't see this coming, somehow with this COVID, people don't expect on site sales no more, hence all goes to virtual, and proven this can also work. Hence onsite sales will be gone.. no more travel to customer site for these VIP... — read more
When did Cisco become such a company in which those who have the knowledge and skills that can very easily be transferred to another company are the least valued? What is this all about, are mediocrities bothered by people who actually know how to... — read more
More than 10% of Cisco's headcount will be wacked. The higher number I have heard of so far is 24% to be chopped. If you are in Sales, I feel sorry for you since the biggest wacking will take place there. Engineering and CX wont be spared either. I... — read more
Going to be big. Major shift to virtual.
Looks like a lot of BU's have prepared a list and are ready to go. My manager behavior totally changed suddenly cancelled all my 1 on 1's , humiliating me in team meetings for smallest of things. I have resigned to my fate and started looking... — read more
Do you work a lot of extra hours for nothing? If it was only from time to time, I probably would not even complain. However, lately I’ve been working literally non-stop. The work-life balance is not disturbed, but it does not exist. Well, I don't... — read more
During the "leaders" meeting this week they were asked if the new focal program would be merely administering only token 2% increases. Fran specifically stated that no, the plan is to offer increases much more meaningful than 2%. Wouldn't you know... — read more
In the US West region, are Cisco grade 12 folks making $300K in total compensation? Do you need to be at grade 13 for that?
Cisco is still doing well, especially compared to our main competitors. I know people keep claiming that our best talent is gone but I don't see it. Some have left, sure, but there are plenty of excellent folks still here with no plans to leave any... — read more
Chuck told us hiring pause for 30 days and now Fran tells us it will be 1st or 2nd week of new FY before reqs will open. This is just like Chuck said we would not let people go at the beginning of the pandemic. What is going on
What would be the right strategy? Is it too late?
The company will cash in on your energy, enthusiasm, and optimism. Eventually you will need to move into leadership to have a chance of growing your income. At that point, you will learn to network up, and pass the buck. You will learn a lot being a... — read more
As oracle is able to build a cloud, not sure why cisco couldn't build a cloud with all the network infra it has and UCS. Did cisco make a strategic mistake here?