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Great job for anyone looking to developing expertise in networking techologies

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Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

Great opportunities to work closely with strong engineers
Plenty of autonomy
Access to great people, tools, and resources
Exposure to high profile projects

Cons

Not as fun as it used to be.
You might be able to make more money elsewhere
Hard driving culture.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Political cesspool

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    It feels great when you leave.

    Cons

    Managers are sweatshopping engineers trying to compete not with the marketplace but instead with other groups doing the same exact thing. What a huge waste. Being forced to work late and weekends is awful, and if you do manage to get your own work done during " normal" hours you still have to come in weekends "for the team". Apparently you dont have enough to do if you are getting your job done during the week. After all that, no raise and no bonuses for me. So I left, got 2 offers in three days elsewhere and have never been happier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your jobs and fire half the directors. Stop the waste of time racing teams against each other. And stop sweatshopping. Only the h1bs are your feudal serfs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture - regaining focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Pockets of excellent work. Wish it is across the company.

    Cons

    Culture of promoting talkers than doers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value potential and capability than mere talk. Peel and know the difference.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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