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Pays well but very stressful

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Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very bright creative people, always a can get it done attitude

Cons

Lots of politics and favortism, many folks in it for themselves with little care about what end customers really want or need, good ole boys club, operationally inefficient at some very basic levels

Advice to Management

Manage for consistent true business results versus who can spin the best tale on power point

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    Not challenging...I could have done my internship in 2 days.

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company.
    Great marketshare.
    Industry leader.
    Cool technology.

    Cons

    Huge.
    Corporate.
    Middle Management all over the place.
    Can easily get pigeon holed.

    My internship was 10 weeks long. I think I could have done my entire project in 2 days. The corporate hoops and ladders I had to jump through made it super difficult to get work done. I like getting stuff done and this is not the place for that (well for an internship at least).

    Advice to Management

    The people under you are smarter than you think.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company. Decent pay to start off.

    Cons

    Process, Process, Process!, Internal movement not encouraged. Work/life balance. Heavy offshore matrix.

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