Has anyone noticed the trend of increasing fun events and pizza parties . Is this enough to improve the morale ?
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Had a customer meeting today and he said he won't buy another Cisco product again until the software quality is proven again. Apparently tons of bugs are causing issues all over the place. Anyone else hearing this?
The future of engineers in TAC is the same as the future of engineers in any other group: Begrudgingly get promoted up to GL 10 - 11 with multiple years in between. Do the best they can to keep you pigeon holed into a specific technology hoping you... read more
Heard from a buddy, that they're now working on slashing the rate at which Cisco matches 401k and (more importantly) greatly changing health plans offered in US towards lower coverage and lower Cisco payments. Of course it'll be still at least few... read more
Are the letter buildings going away anytime soon? Word in the streets is that some buildings were sold just no information on which lettered buildings.
Run like the wind. Don't consider this place for employment. You will lose your sanity and self worth all do to the psychobabble from ELT, HR people deal and having no clue about where you stand with your manager. One day he tells you how great... read more
The axe is swinging. New org changes and leaders put in place are laughable, no vision or communication. What does this tell you about the state of things?
Seems like there is an inverse relationship between the CSCO stock price and the frothiness of the discussions here. As an example......current CSCO price is > USD $32/share. Banter here........almost none. Takeaway: Values, 'outrage' and... read more
I just got an invite for tomorrow 9am for an unexpected 1-to-1 with my direct manager. No details on the invite, and he doesn't reply to my emails. So I have bad feelings about that. Anyone else is in similar situation? I'm in SJC.
I wonder how long they'll be able to continue fooling the analysts about reoccurring revenues? KK was asked the question about where they were coming from and after fumbling around she said about 2/3 were from Meraki and Collaboration and the rest... read more
With Cisco stock hitting $32.62, I am wondering if this is the right time to offload all the Cisco stocks including the ones that have not yet met the qualifying date. What are the consequences of selling stocks before qualifying date?
Having recently left Cisco I can say it is a company in decline. I joined very recently at the tail end of the John Chambers era. He was a fantastic leader with great vision and ability to inspire. He knew how to sell and how to appreciate technology... read more
Its will be carnage, Bloodbath. God save Cisco. Cisco is reporting worst ever results in its 33 yrs of existence. 20K ppl to be laid off.
I heard Israel had some LRs. Anyone else heard anything? How many? Which BU?
I want to get buy some cisco options before earnings. I'm thinking they will beat like always but then guide low... What do you guys think, calls or puts? right now, I'm thinking march 17, 31 puts...
US have admitted 12 million illegal immigrants and they are adding extra burden on resources and Tax payers are supporting these illegals. Why you folks hate H1/L1's or Legal immigrants from India or China. How many Indians and chinese have committed... read more
There will be 5k gone after Q2 results. Everything is already pre'd. Welcome to the Cisco family.
I think Cisco has lost the plot. In the past 6 months I know 7 or 8 people (myself included) who have resigned - some of whom had been there over 18 years. Not one of them received an exit interview, phone call from HR or anything. No attempt at all... read more
Will it take off or just become another failure like the DX80? Great product but the fact you need Spark to run it makes me question if it'll take off.
Anyone hearing what orgs will be hit with February layoffs? Also, #'s assosicated with it? Or is it looking like a large August LR again?
“pattern and practice of hiring discrimination” against qualified White, Hispanic and African American applicants in favor of Asian applicants, namely Asian Indians, in the Professional Technical 1, Individual Contributor and the Product Development... read more
I've heard from a reliable source in HR that there is talk about reconsidering the above what's legally required redundancy packages. The reason behind it is that they've realised too many people have now given up and are just waiting for the... read more
Why hasn't Cisco taken a stand against the Immigration Ban? 97 companies are standing against it and Cisco isn't. WTF? Is this a "We [again] cannot make up our mind?" or Is it because the boards and councils are still thinking about it?... read more
Massive layoffs coming as we are looming at Q2 results. Tough to predict how many people but initial count of 14k which was originally leaked to media will be completed with this round of layoffs. We can easily expect lot of heads to rollon
"Reuters' Stephen Nellis reported this week that ACI software itself may not be doing particularly well. Nellis said he saw documents that showed Cisco had $888 million in contracts for its Nexus 9000 switches but only $89 million for ACI. That means... read more
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/31/slack-signs-ibm-and-capital-one.html Funny how when Slack and its competitors are discussed, Spark never comes up. Good night sweet Prince.
I started working at Cisco last June. At first it was a great opportunity but last November my team moved under a new director and things are not going as they were when I first started. My coworker moved to another BU and he has been here for 9... read more
There are too many posts on here stating there ars LR's all over the place. If it's not over 1000 people it's not an LR it's just human capital management. Q2 results will be poor, but there won't be a big LR then there is no point. There will be a... read more
Found that being a part of this organization people with glamour and show sells more than real work . 1) Most VPs and directors spend hours together in parlors and gyms then in the office. 2) Run some projects for visibility with pomp and show and... read more
Anyone else being turned down at the first gate when looking for a new job? I've got a solid CV and 10 years at Cisco in sales. I've been snubbed by 3 large SaaS and cloud companies following the first screening calls. One seemed very concerned that... read more
This is only SJ. Other sites lay off more and not disclose. http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2016-to-01-25-2017.pdf
Rumors are swirling that a 10% staffing cut is coming to IT over the next two quarters. Anyone else hear this? Not sure how much work we can take on from all the previous LRs not being backfilled. Workload getting insane.
Denying LR's even when they are published under California WARN act - and any other LR happening around the globe? A new low has been reached.