Thread regarding Cisco Systems Inc. layoffs

SEs and SAs in U.K.

I personally have had enough of being a victim of DMs mafia style management and being unappreciated. Competitors are looking. Fortinet is paying at least 30% more plus RSUs. They are looking to fill loads of positions everywhere: enterprise, public sector , financial, cloud. If you are like me, at the end of Cisco presales tech career ladder where the company simply takes your efforts and sincerity for granted, then consider moving tor your own good. Here’s a LinkedIn contact for Fortinet: http://linkedin.com/in/damian-wojcicki-97257933

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Bunch of ingrates. Don’t you realise that Cisco UKI is now the best large woke place to work. DM is a rock star.

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Post ID: @qovt+1eVGxyTO

Recruiter troll post is obvious here.

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Post ID: @biyf+1eVGxyTO

It’s deeper here is a data disclosure from HR in Cisco discussing an UK employee who had raised a complaint against an exec.
“Not entering into the details once ( the employee) is back from LOA (leave of absence) the business want to LR ( limited restructuring, basically fire, the employee) ( not sure this will not drive us to court with resignation refused. LOA promised and refused then accepted because of HR case against leader. And then termination. ???

When asked for reason for termination Cisco hid behind legal privilege. So much for basic human rights and transparency.

What makes it worse is 4 days prior without employee knowledge the leader had emailed saying the employee emotional state was of concern and should seek out counselling services provided by Cisco. Track record fine no issues.
Cisco code of conduct, no revenge attack, so why even consider it.

I’ll leave you to judge if you think Cisco have double standards. It got much worse for the employee.

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Post ID: @brzk+1eVGxyTO

You couldn’t pay me enough to sling security all day. Imagine how awful that would be.

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Post ID: @2qyw+1eVGxyTO

Bruv no one buys anything from pan except firewalls. What a boring job that’d be.

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Post ID: @2lpx+1eVGxyTO

Timely post. I am handing in my paper this week. Moving to PAN in U.K. difference of 40%. If you are passionate about security and actually want to work with it ( and not just sell PowerPoint ), then Palo or Fortinet is your place to be. And yes, they don’t just sell firewalls - that’s what Cisco Security tries to do but are failing in recent times. They have comprehensive Cloud based solutions, which is where I am.

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Post ID: @2efl+1eVGxyTO

"they are into cyber security"

That made me chuckle. What the flock is cyber security anyway?

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Post ID: @2elp+1eVGxyTO

I see some sense in it. I work for money. If I get 30% more elsewhere then I see no reason not to go for it. At Cisco all the SE/SA are doing is being a license jockey, selling ppt to customers. Companies like Fortinet don’t just sell firewalls, they are into cyber security and kicking a$$. If you don’t believe me, just look at their stock price and compare that to Cisco’s. People who play that down as “selling firewalls” either don’t know any better or just don’t have b a lls to go back to real work. They’d rather let their career stagnate and wait for the next LR cycle.

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Post ID: @1fbz+1eVGxyTO

rather have my B a llls smashed hourly then sell firewalls all day, if there is a Hxll on earth that has to be it, so enjoy that gig while we ride the gravy train at Csco. no greener grass at that smaller company, maybe some rsu and comp but they work twice as hard and fighting over crumbs.

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Post ID: @1tbv+1eVGxyTO

IMHO, the amount of presales and sales people leaving UK&I market since 2020 ( or “retiring”) should have been a flag for Wendy already. If she doesn’t get it, then either she is oblivious to the data or doesn’t care.

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Post ID: @1vww+1eVGxyTO

I keep reading here how lousy Meads is. Tell Wendy, whether you resign or not. If there's a regional leadership problem then she ought to be made aware of it.

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Post ID: @1bhd+1eVGxyTO

But imagine selling firewalls all day. Ba-f.

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Post ID: @1ylh+1eVGxyTO

Teach them a lesson. Let the coveted useless BAs and self styled non-technical CTOs do the work .

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