$38 Billion Cash Deal to Splunk by Cisco 💸 💰... also getting my bonus next week woww... best company in the world for sure.. Guys have you ever seen a company like this?
My team is very small. My manager, and three of us minions. He said that in order to see the result of Engagement Pulse survey, at least three people need to submit. I always submitted it each quarter, but since he's a very bossy, incompetent, toxic... — read more
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
Why people are so tensed and working too much ?
What's MM, Buffy and Hector smoking now?? Apparently, they feel TAC engineers have been relaxing for many years thus starting this October, they'll be increasing the case volume by 10% in AMERICAS; i.e engineers are now expected to get 4 or more... — read more
I just had a job offer rescinded.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.
In the last round of layoffs, Chuck and Scott clearly said to us and shareholders the restructuring was not about cutting costs. That was very questionable at the time seeing so many senior people impacted, but now that the layoffs have hit the... — read more
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
It feels like we have a new round of cuts every few months. When will it end?
...same as it ever was... https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/cisco-mass-layoff-affect-hundreds-bay-area-18369882.php The company will lay off 227 San Jose employees and 123 Milpitas employees by Oct. 16, 2023, according to documents from the... — read more
By Madilynne Medina Sept 16, 2023 Cisco Systems is set to lay off hundreds of South Bay employees next month, the latest tech company to conduct a mass layoff of Bay Area workers. The news comes after the company cut nearly 700 positions in the... — read more
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!!!
Curious - anyone who has been LR'd at Cisco know this? Or do they just do it randomly.
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
EOS announced yesterday. R&D team will be moved to Nutanix
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
Mass hiring in India likely to reduce work in USA data center group" suggests a potential shift in workforce allocation from the USA data center group to India.
It looks like the disaster-mind behind C2E is going to the Specialist Systems Engineering TSAs. Good luck TSAs but this is bad news. You all are going to be pooled. You are going to have lower pay. There are going to be TSA layoffs in your org... — read more
I am fairly sure a big wave of layoffs is coming - when does Cisco typically do this?
When are we finding out what we got?
https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/losing-out-in-critical-technologies-cisco-systems-and-financialization Cisco’s turn from innovation to financialization and what it means for the competitive position of the US... — read more
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
Can someone, who knows this topic explain how the LR package is calculated?
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
Yahoo finance normally has this information but it is currently blank for Cisco. Macrotrends.net shows a major drop in 2022 but the number seems too low: 26,000. Stockanalysis.com says 83,300 which seems more likely. I didn't find the information... — read more
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
Cisco's purpose is an inclusive future for all, yet layoffs are part of the culture. What a dichotomy! Both can't be true especially in these great financial times over the last year.
Folks who signed separation agreement in March ( early or standard), curious if they are will get paid the the prorated bonus ?
FINALLY signed the early exit agreement today....weight lifted off the shoulders...hope all the peons in Vegas are enjoying kissing a-s who else is joining the movement today?
I know nobody is safe, but I'm more interested in figuring out who's got the best chance of being git first and hardest.
I am at grade 10 and recently I submitted 5 patents which are all got approved. overall i have 10 patents at cisco. I know some tech leads and principal engineers don't have these many number of patents. My manage gave me average rating saying that... — read more
Just came out of inspired opening session! We will be breaking out this year crushing the competition again! Are You Ready!! Who is ready to join me? I love Cisco- best place to work!
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
Are other CSSs experiencing no pre-sales support since this transition. We literally have no Duo support at all now. We have very limited Umbrella support. Two of our biggest solutions and no one to technically support. Sales Leadership, do you... — read more
Continued catchup of backorders left over from COVID. Reduced facility expenses (less people in the office, some buildings closed or sold). Greatly reduced travel and living expenses. Cisco froze travel during COVID and even today travel is... — 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
Cisco is constantly tweaking the HR process and legal documents. We’re the foremost leader in the industry on doing layoffs and doing them well. We have it down to a science, It’s part of our financial success. We constantly pretend we care about... — read more
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