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Acquisition and Purge Strategy document

I saw a disgarded cover page in the printer at building 11 that was titled ‘Acquisition and Purge Strategy‘ Anyone know what this would be ?
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401k Shenannigans

It’s surprising to me that nobody has noticed (or commented) that just as BlackRock Financial put Chuck Robbins on their Board of Directors, all of the good funds in the Cisco 401k retirement plan were removed and replaced with 3 BlackRock funds... read more
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I survived another LR - maybe that is not good thing. I have been rotting for last 5 years at Cisco. Been here too long and have lost my skills as I became a PE. We are just BS men with no value at a startup in the valley. Overpaid yet can’t live on... read more
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2019 satellite office list

On my way out of the B10.3 cafe I came across a print out of a spreadsheet titled satellite offices. About 20% of the names were crossed out, such as Lawrenceville GA and Richardson TX
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What was severance like in latest round?

I've heard from several people that severance is being significantly lowered to further cut costs during layoffs, but I'm having hard time believing that. Anybody knows what kind of package was given to people in the latest round? Was it the usual or... read more
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CVP Team Attrition

There is a large scale attrition in CVP team at Bangalore. Four months back a new product manager joined and has completely spoiled the product. He cannot understand a simple customer requirement, blames engineers and convinces the people's manager... read more
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Layoffs this week

Will there be any more layoffs this week to continue on what was started last week? Or was that it?
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H1-b game...

LR people, post jobs, claim internal applicants un/overqualified, hire H1-b.
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Enough with the H1B conspiracies

Posted in another thread, but I think everybody should read it. I hope does not mind me reposting it. No, none of those roles are reserved for H1Bs. PS: I have an opening in my team that we internally to US employee groups (dev... read more
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Scrum Masters Trimming

Is it true that the number of Scrum masters per BU is getting reduced by 40% by end of Dec-2018 ?
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Work with preferred Cisco partners ?

I was approached for the same contract position by 3 different partners. One was offering 85, other was offering 114 and the third one was offering 108 per hour. I was not interested at that moment but would like to know how to work and get the best... read more
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Trying to find another job inside Cisco. Can HR rep for the hiring team see my salary?
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The problem with LR system

The problem with the whole LR system is, at one time there was bottom 5% and Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). It wasn't perfect, but more skewed towards leaning to thinning the weaker members of the herd. The LR system now is roulette, you draw a... read more
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SPVSS Divestiture details

I heard yesterday there was quite a big meeting regarding details of the divestiture to Permira. Anyone knows the outcome ? Contractors are kept out of the loop for as long as they can ... not sure why though.
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What's going on with the mass exodus in collab?
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YK is retiring

WIthout SPVSS, and without YK, maybe SP will be able to succeed
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May Day! May Day! in August

Many teams have got notice to leave by September/October time. Plan is to acquire many more businesses keeping 2021 in view as existing businesses many not sustain revenues. SJ and RTP are most impacted. Bangalore is negligible. My team in enterprise... read more
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Bangalore Thursday Announcement

On thursday (Aug 9), there is an announcement of hike given to Bangalore employees. It is 5% to 15% on average. Also some more hirings are being done here to offset SJ and RTP layoffs. All is good. Many Grade 10 and 11 will be promoted to 12. Already... read more
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It has just happened. Today my manager had one-on-one and told that my contract is not getting renewed for this quarter due to budget cuts. This is in SP group. Looks like lots of cuts are expected across the board. Time has come and its real !!
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Today 6 aug

Simeone told me 6 Aug may be layoff announcement. Is that true.
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Does it rock?

People, Cisco is NOT a great place to work. I worked there almost 20 years and my LR came in 2016 - when I was at 150% of plan. And I was considered a high-performer and was in the "diversity area" in my field. This is all a numbers game - Cisco DOES... read more
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Cisco Talent

There is no value of talent in Cisco anymore. These rumours of layoffs are reality now. Better work in other companies or even startups instead of mentally torturing and blaming yourself. Many of the colleagues are having mental breakdown in Cisco.
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I am not there any more...

Im not there anymore (was gifted in the big round in 2016 with my entire team, which they later decided to rebuild because they figured out after what value we really brought...logic?). That said I was there this week visiting a former colleague and... read more
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Neet Urgent help - San Jose

What is the midpoint or base salary range ion San Jose for Grade 11 and Grade 12 in Cisco TAC, Advanced Services or BU ?
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Neet Urgent help

What is the midpoint or base salary range for Grade 11 and Grade 12 in Cisco TAC, Advanced Services or BU ?
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