I hear they are going to cut 3,500 people in Texas by the end of August. I do IT recruiting and the facts are not always the facts but I was speaking with a Cisco resource that told me he had 4-5 friends that also want to speak with me because they... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Cisco Systems Inc.
I am reaching the final stages for a G9 SE role, what base salary should I expect and what about car allowance / bonus / commission?
How are you all enjoying the raises they just gave us all?
Just got word about the massive SE layoffs. There aren’t enough openings at AWS, VMW and Arista for all of us.
Word has it that red badges in our group that are not in a direct support role will be impacted in the July-end LR... heard they were consolidating down to one or two vendor options only.
The ones that were mentioned a few weeks ago that are supposed to happen at the end of this month?
What’s the point if we are all leaving on our own. 4 months with Cisco is all I could stomach. I can’t believe the majority here are scared sh–less of being dumped by this dinosaur of a company.
This LR can we lose useless execs in CX? Btw did you read the inspirational email from demise? That's all exec salaries buy? Why the fk should i care about world cup when I am working my a– off to make ends meet?
I got randomly selected to fill that POS out. Anyone else? I have the worst review I could on every question.
I was wondering if people can explain salary problems within Cisco to me. I don't see it. I'm in my mid 20s. Graduated college, spent a year at Google where I got a patent, then switched to FB for two years. Left after two years due to the bad rap... — read more
Cisco is not a bad company now, nor then, in the hayday. The best thing the common everyday person can do, who is attempting to stick with it for the long haul: A. Max your 401k, stick to index funds. B. Max your ESPP. C. When your ESPP vests, (fully... — read more
Cisco just acquired Acacia Communications for $2.6b and that means heads will be chopped to make up for that money spent. Acacia Communications has about 3000 employees. Does not look good for 50+ and GR11/12. Already heard of potential names on the... — read more
Think that we need to put all of our energy into getting out of this place, instead of hoping that things will change for the better. We all know Cisco is on a wrong path, and the ones that survive all the layoffs will be left working at a failing... — read more
Just found this, sorry if it was posted before. We are among top ten companies where employees most fear being laid off - which shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. I'm just shocked that we only landed at seventh place, and not higher... — read more
Back as a contractor, what a long strange trip it's been. Almost two decades. Old! Pre-4th of July summation: Still a good place to work. Enjoy reading these threads. Add your thoughts below over a 4th of July beverage or choice. Are you happy with... — read more
Seems to be a major layoff by end of July. Lot of mid-mgmt and g10’s/g11’s need to be vary. The organization has grown too fat n need to cutout some to make productive work Env.
Two female managers who make jail wardens look like gods. Doc manager is the most redundant post and any sane person knows that. A monkey can do this job and a lot better than these two put together!
Getting internship in Cisco is tough because there is huge queue of heirs of Cisco Sr.Managers, Directors and VPs. So where is the chance for others ? To show off they get some students from other universities and load rest with Cisco family. The... — read more
Am I the only one steering people away from Cisco if they are considering applying for a job here - for their own benefit?
It has nothing to do with age. After 10+ years at Cisco you are G11 or 12 and too expensive. I was a 35 year old G12 and was let go a couple years ago. Ended up with huge payout due to circumstances and was able to reinvent myself. Now I work for a... — read more
Pure propaganda and widow dressing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2019/06/25/cisco-leans-into-people-and-culture-at-its-2019-customer-and-partner-event-cisco-live/ — read more
No details to share here other than no surprise based on things I have been seeing feeling and hearing amid the CX rumblings. Was a good ride. Cisco was fair and totally supportive while I was in the role. No complaints nor arguing with the call... — read more
Do Callmanager, spark groups still exist?
News about Hiring freeze turned out to be true, I am worried about layoffs if it's bound to happen, how much time do I have before the announcement? It is bit easier in the job market to negotiate a deal with job at hand. — read more
Hearing there is good salary hike across the board. Looks like the company is really doing good and has transformed into the new era. Love to be part of Cisco.
I'm 27. Cisco hired me out of college. I'm a grade 10. Make over 125k a year. Friends are jealous. Cisco has been nothing but a great time for me. Work hard you get rewarded. I've had white and Indian managers. Both are cool.
CSE position Went through 7 interviews and was told I had the job. Offer imminent but manager informed me hiring freeze was initiated (May 9th). Can anyone help me understand if this is typical, duration of freeze/thaw, etc? 2wk freeze is going on... — read more
Also, are there any repercussion people should know about?
Even though outsourcing is completely legal and understandable, certain Orgs and BUs and its leaders never follow the code of conduct and has affected the culture and ethics of this organisation. Doing work in a B1 visa is illegal, but this where it... — read more
Isn't it illegal to work for Cisco with B-1 visa?
Someone mentioned the ColdPlay singer was on a Cisco call and he said a cuss word. Is this correct? — read more
Did any other managers get the invite for the June 5 SE pay cut meeting?
If the word about the reduction is in fact true, I would really like to know that will be the logic of the method of the reduction? What parts of the company are they planning to hit the most and what parts could be spared this time? Any info about... — read more
Word has just came down from the top brass - 10% workforce cut globally. Will be effective day 1 of new fiscal. Names need to be rolled up in the next 2 weeks. Plan accordingly.
What is the typical sr engineer salary at Cisco IT Raleigh location ?
Although it didn't seem like it when I and every other 50+ white guy in our building was walking out the door, getting laid off from Cisco was one of the better things that ever happened to me. It was especially galling that Chambers was throwing a... — read more