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

I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Laid back atmosphere
Very flexible working hours
Not a high stress job

Cons

Difficult to move up the ladder
Too many reorgs
Too many meetings
Very top heavy
Quarterly budget ..so if you are a contractor there - your future perpetually hangs in the balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lay offs are not the solution to Cisco's problems.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1.  

    Great Large company to start a career

    Current Employee - Director of Technical Marketing  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Technical Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    One of the best large company
    Industry leader
    great process and efficient enough process with respect to size of the company
    talented people - some of the best of the best
    great resources to learn
    wonderful opportunity to start one's career

    Cons

    too large to maneuver like the smaller competitors
    tough to advance above senior mgr level

  2.  

    Cisco - Thank you for the opportunity

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    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent team players as well as supportive management. No micro-management, excellent corporate structure and no shortage of intelligent people. Very well respected by clients and industry peers.

    Cons

    Doesn't know what to do with L4-L7 or consumer based products, such as ACE and WAAS, even eCDS. Routing and switching, UCS, are its sweet spot - let the F5's, Riverbed's, Aruba, and others fight it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management rocks !!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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