You guys are missing the problem, we dont want to work hard, just kiss up and play the game, get pay and benefits, understand that our leadership is doing the same and has no clue how to run the business. If anyone is to blame its the software... — read more
Some people are delusional
I was told by a coworker to, and I quote, “have faith in our leadership” and stop worrying so much about layoffs. His ignorance and overall idiocy made my head hurt. Have faith in our leadership??? Has he looked at any of their recent decisions? Who... — read more
Are we looking at another wave of layoffs?
So many companies that already laid off a whole bunch of people are having their second or even third wave of layoffs. Is that going to be us as well?
What's the next company we're going to acquire to "prove" we're still innovators?
The culture of layoffs at Cisco.
I was with Cisco for 9 years and it just happened to me, yet I never thought it would as I always got high performance reviews. When someone is informed, many people will contact friends directly and say they are sorry, but corporately how we treat... — read more
Planned for 2024
For those who signed sep agreement, did you get the severance pkg yet? When is it expected to arrive?
Cisco Software Subscriptions
I’ve had customers who have not renewed their subscriptions. I thinks this is big big problem for the next couple of years. compulsory “attach” of a license when selling a box (which then included in the Cisco “software” and “renewable” number... — read more
Great optics. Lay folks off and then pay her to come talk about careers...
Leadership has no clue what to do.... Continuous failures, followed by Inspirational change.
How difficult is it finding a new job in these days?
Major companies are reducing head-count in these days. My understanding is the focus is on non-technical jobs, but overall a non-significant number of technical jobs are axed as well. The job market must be over-saturated. I wonder how difficult it... — read more
Security game day
Anyone watching this BS?
Illuminate events - LinkedIn profiles & resumes; should we be worried?
I forget what they said the first two Illuminate rounds were focused on, but this round is supposed to be focused on the employee & their career. Looking at the schedule for tomorrow's events, they are: LinkedIn Rock your Profile **Creating... — read more
I wonder how many people didn't sign the separation agreement?
We need a class action lawsuit ! There is plenty of evidence that we lied to investors about this layoff.
Cisco is rated the lowest
Like Cisco managers give performance rating, I do rate companies I work. Cisco got N, or needs improvement rating. Reason, Cisco is the company where I received the lowest compensation among 7 other companies I work for. Also, cisco is the only... — read more
Confirmed: Milpitas buildings are going away
Conversation between colleague and DSE exec admin led to revelation that bldg. 22 will be sold and we are moving in June. I guess the remaining Milpitas McCarthy campus are being sold.
A question for those of you who made the decision to leave your job on your own terms
I'm interested in knowing if you have any second thoughts or regrets about that choice now that some time has passed? Maybe you realized that you miss your coworkers, or perhaps you've discovered that your new job isn't what you thought it would be... — read more
We don't need transformation
Cisco is not over not because it has transformation, but not. Those software, web, social media are huge bubbles which can only be catalyst not direct contributor. Social media companies are useless. In China, middle classes called Douyin which is... — read more
RTP not closing
Change in plans, it's not closing. hooray!
Abolish stupid "Connected Recognition"
Cisco really should abolish stupid "Connected Recognition" system immediately. I'm so sick of getting this stupid "Connected Recognition" emails day after day, even on weekends. I don't care who received this or that recognition. I know there are... — read more
New NLRB Decision Renders Previously Legal Severance Agreements Illegal
What is Cisco employee count
Can someone share the number including full time as well as contract employees. Need this for some analysis.
When hard doesn't get recognized
I worked hard and it didn't get recognized, almost LR'ed, so I left. Recruiter contacted me a while back, they will do interview and decide even though I am an ex employee. If I Join cisco and get LR'ed again, why should I join. How to handle this... — read more
What a new paradox in leadership thinking? Everyone gets a bonus while we walk people out the door!
Something feels wrong here when we all get mid-year bonuses while more than 4000 of our work colleagues are walked. We all should give up our bonus and keep these folks. Or, let attrition do the job and let the VPs and above that contributed to the... — read more
Silicon Valley Bank collapse - Cisco Affected?
Looks like Cisco was one of the orgs that trusted Silicon Valley bank with its money. https://original.newsbreak.com/@spark-news-1614266/2954049947836-silicon-valley-bank-s-collapse-what-happened-and-what-you-need-to-know It will be interesting to... — read more
Economic Downturn - C2E Coming in FY24
Due to the downturn in the economy, there is a change to put everyone including SAs in C2E to include SAs and TSAs of every architecture. The cost of pre-sales engineering is still too high after cost study was recently completed.
I have one name for you
Esther Crawford. Muskaholic, fangirl, dedicating her life to any folly her supreme leader would scheme. Well, she got laid off. Let this be a lesson in cynicism. The corporate world doesn't care about individuals, it's here to generate more wealth... — read more
End of DNAC
Anyone see the roadmap for Meraki with Catalyst? Pretty soon we will have full visibility of most wireless & switching SKUs, firmware management, CLI terminal, assurance capabilities and more. This is basically the only reason why my customers buy... — read more
Cisco Layoff 2022- 2023
Cisco TOP Indian management have decide to move Software Engineering Jobs from USA to India. If your Director OR Sr.Director are in India and leading team in USA. Your jobs are in huge risk. They slowly going to move US jobs outside of USA. India... — read more
Incidents - please report
This occurred: Impacted individual was told by the hiring manager that he was ready to give him an offer. They discussed and the hiring manager then told him that he could not make an offer after all because he was being pressured to bring in... — read more
The outside job market is very competitive right now and full of laid off tech workers but if you stay focus and prepare yourself, you will come out ahead. Here are some tips: Use the Randstad resume service to update your resume. Put your... — read more
It's pretty much over
Sorry for the WTO folks. It's over. I heard that most open positions are on hold long enough for y'all to be gone. What a horrible thing for leadership to do. They kept out that bait so that you would train your replacement. Shameful. These... — read more
who still looking for that internal transfer?
just came back from a vacation two weeks ago after getting notified in December. As I start looking for jobs on the internal job board, there isn't that many positions as I thought it would be. But so far every job I applied ended with a... — read more
RTP is closing
IS it true?
Americas Sales Game Day Loss and Layoffs
How can so called Americas Sales Executives call the worst play ever in the history of Sales by mandating an internal enablement on the start of March Madness. It does not matter the industry or what you are selling, this is embarrassing. This is a... — read more
Have the proof for Age Discrimination now. Concrete.
Will they sell AppD after FY end?
AppD not performing revenue wise AppD Cloud is behind competitions
How many here ever had P&L responsibility?
I see a lot of complaining about management and I'm curious what percentage of the people here have ever had to do it themselves. Since counting the few who say they do without an accurate count of those who don't is useless I'm curious if there is... — read more
Americas Sales Game Day Incompetence > Layoffs
We need a real Sales VP and Engineering VP. They have shown their complete incompetence again. Everyone knows that the NCAA tournament begins on March 16th. Leave it to these two to plan a “Game Day” Training Series with a football field as the... — read more