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Nice Learning Experience

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Depends upon team to team. I got a lot to learn over there as the project was in rudimentary stage.
Lots of fun activities for interns.

Cons

Less Salary compared to others.

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    Great Company to be with

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Futuristic company
    Lots of Career Growth opportunities.
    Contractor friendly Organization.

    Cons

    Its a human ocean and one needs to work strategically to get on to the growth track.
    Need to be self motivated and rest will be provided.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Flexible, decent pay, collaborative environment, but moves too slow in today's tech world

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. People are generally very smart, open, and helpful. Very large campus allows for a lot of networking, and people are often encouraged to move around in different roles within a function.

    Cons

    Cisco has put a lot of red-tape in the way of an agile and quick work environment. You can get lost easily in this large company if you don't proactively manage your career. A number of high-performing employees either new to the company or new to their role were given an average performance rating because "they were new"... This is indicative of a seniority based company, not a performance based company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in developing talent. Young ambitious employees quickly hit the wall and many choose to move to different companies to continue to progress. Create more programs for high-performers to gain visibility, take on new and challenging projects within or outside their current role, and don't be stingy with bonuses for a job well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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