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Great place to start your career

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Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in San Jose, CA

Pros

Cisco has a special opportunity for college new hires called the Cisco Choice Program. This program allows new hires to actually interview the business units they would like to work for, then select the one they are most interested in. Through this experience, Cisco gives it's new hires the opportunity to match their passions and talents with a known business need which leads to maximum employee effectiveness.

Cons

You never know when there might be a corporate wide restructuring and you'll get a new manager!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a more formal process for identifying exceptional talent and helping that talent reach their maximum potential without needing to leave the company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that has lost its fun factor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - HRM  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - HRM in Clearwater, FL

    Pros

    Visionary leadership that recognized it had lost sight of its fundamental operating roots and is now back to it's original basics of success.

    Cons

    Too slow to get impactful things accomplished, too political within HR and organiztionally dysfunctional, can be buried under by internal technology adoption.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Embedded engineers looking to design a world class switch system.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Great software development standards and culture.

    Cons

    Low pay scale and appraisal processes are slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive about issues rather than reactive.

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    Approves of CEO
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