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Well structured company with good direction, but slow to move

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Intern - IT 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

-very receptive management -easy to move around to desired area -salary and benefits are above industry average -great work/life balance -clearly directed goals trickle down from top management

Cons

-frequent re-orgs -slow moving: takes awhile to change direction

Advice to Management

Entry-level employees who perform well during their first year should receive comparable pay raises. Cisco needs to keep talent within the company and avoid bleeding young talent

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    Marketing Business Analysis

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    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of smart people working for a growing company in a tough economy

    Cons

    not people oriented enough its all about the numbers

    Advice to Management

    use that 40 billion that is currently in the bank and put it to work hiring people and growing the global economy


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    Excellent internship experience

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - College Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - College Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, very knowledgeable peers from top universities, work is good, good compensation and you learn a lot. Flexibility and work/life balance is unmatched. Free movie tickets, tickets to amusement park, free frequent lunches, great gym, free train pass, lot of intern events with free food, pays for your tuition, San Jose a good place to live. College grads like me these days wants to work for more recent brands like Google, facebook, linkedin, twitter but companies like CISCO and others who have been there from decades are great places to start your career.

    Cons

    Since its a big organization, promotions and increments are not very frequent and can take time. But again, if you are talented and hardworking, you will get promotions and increments for sure.

    Advice to Management

    Give more challenging work and dont let people sit ideal


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