I reported my last boss for bullying, being aggressive, being ridiculous on our PIP's and being on an overall powertrip. She said some really sh---y things to people that were documented. I reported it to another leader who is a friend and she called the VP that we both rolled up to. Ethics called me and essentially said it would be recognized but a formal third party ethics committee would not be brought in. One week later all of her reports were moved out from underneath her and she got different reports that were also on our team (we rolled up to her peer manager who was amazing). Her boss who was a director set up 1:1's for all of us to talk through how we felt. Literally, we told him the worst of it and she still has a job. Heard her position as a Senior Manager title got stripped and eventually I think she got forced out of the org but she has a new job within Cisco as an individual contributor. The fact she has a job at all here is pathetic. The fact her boss and a director in our org actually allowed her to continue being a leader was shocking. I bounced out of that org. She wasn't a fan because I told her how I felt about her and I knew if she retaliated (which she did she dropped my performance review) I would contest to HR because my performance had been exceptional for years. My life was a living he-l and so toxic when I was under her.
I know how you feel and upset. But that's what Cisco is really like.
Cisco is such an unreasonable, unfair, atrocious company. And the company is always on managers'/directors' side, no matter what, regardless. They only trust and respect longer-tenured managers/directors. They don't even listen to you howsoever you explain.
PIP = Termination
Bosses (Managers and Directors) can easily PIP you just because they don't like you.
They come up with all those lies (even if you didn't do those things) and set an unattainable target to remove you, whatever it takes. There is no way for anyone who can reach that target. That's what they're aiming at. That's the purpose of PIP.
Also, I myself experienced being bullied and harassed by my boss and team members. An HR person told me to raise a case just like we open a case when we have any issue in our software or laptop. So I did. I waited for over a week to report to them in detail, but no one came back to me to look into it. And the case had been closed 10 days later. That's what Cisco's Ethics and ER Employee Relations work. They say there is an Ethics or ER team at Cisco, but it doesn't even exist. No one cares about you.