Cisco is a highly dynamic place to work at; the priorities are redefined every year, aligning different projects within different orgs. If you’re driving a project(s) that has high visibility at the top level management, expect to receive as much support and resources that you can possibly think of. However, if your project has fallen off the plate of management, you’ll have to spend 2x efforts in getting traction, and eventually don’t be surprised if you’re asked to completely stop the project.
Former Chief Digitalization Office and Offer Monetization Office Intern at Cisco
about 3 years ago
Support depends on the team. In the Digitization Office you can expect a lot of support and a lot of close work with upper management as well as a lot of feedback from them. This was one of the coolest things about the Digitization Office and Monetization office for me. I felt like I had full access to the c-suite executives on the team and everyone on the team always made time to help support me along the way.
Upper management in Cisco is very supportive. However as with every large company, the vision of upper management may get muddled as it filters through various levels of management. Your relationship with your direct manager impacts your day to day life at Cisco more than upper management unless you have the experience to come in at director level or above. I will say ideas and innovation are strongly encouraged.
Former Strategy, Risk, and Compliance Intern at Cisco
about 3 years ago
Upper management at Cisco specifically in Advisory Services love to see their people succeed. Always express your interest or concerns and they'll do their best to help you. I expressed my manager that I would like to be in an engagement using my Spanish language and he was able to coordinate something for me to be on an engagement with a client in Mexico city and from there be able to see the Latin America business and learn so much!