Cisco CEO John Chambers is selectively hiring on certain projects

Chambers attended The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council in Washington, D.C.

John Chambers was quoted during the Journal's CEO Council meetng this week:

"Selectively, we're hiring on certain projects," said John Chambers, chief executive of networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. While most of the hiring is being done in the company's 30 new business ventures, he said some new jobs still tie into the core routing and switching business. Job creation usually lags capital investments by a few quarters, Mr. Chambers said, noting that the company has done its investing through several recent acquisitions.

Cisco is well-known as being one of the best companies to work for: However unfortunately, Cisco has now become the target of unflattering employee reviews on the popular online career and workplace community - Glassdoor.com. So how does one verify that Glassdoor's information is really from Cisco employees?

Well, according to Glassdoor:

"Since we're unable to fully verify the identity of an anonymous user, we require each user to certify their employee relationship to the company when they submit their post. We also require all users to verify their account via email before their posts are available to the community. This verification process allows us to put measures in place to identify suspicious users and/or fraudulent posts. And all of these, combined with active community moderation and our commitment to review every post, allow us to have confidence in our information."

Also of particular note, Glassdoor.com is financially backed by 2 of the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms - Benchmark Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. This recent Glassdoor.com post caught my attention:

The good news about Cisco employee reviews on Glassdoor.com? 569 reviews are in. 70% approve of John Chambers as CEO. The company's rating is 3.5 - "Satisfied".


In your opinion, who's right about Cisco's work environment - Fortune or Glassdoor?

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