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Former Contractor - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA
Former Contractor - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

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

Pros

Big company, a lot of great people, clean campus, modern work environment, global workplace, cutting edge technology

Cons

too many consultants that feel secure by protecting their work, political strife, a lot of talkers

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  1. Good job opportunities for growth due to recent churn

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Variable work hours and dynamic environment. Mix of new, existing and legacy systems. Focus is back to core competencies.

    Cons

    Recent churn has seen loss of good talent due to early retirement, etc. Also lost some good people due to blind corporate reorganization. Usual large company politics on projects can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Vision. And take risks, too much playing it safe. Invest in R&D.


  2. One of the best place to work for !

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    Former Employee - Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The D best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    great company to work for but still needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going ! Please try to improve employee satisfaction and try to size the number of employees right instead of laying of people every year - announced and un-announced. Although you compensate the employees you get rid of, it is best that your business forecast aligns with your staffing needs and no overflow. Please keep the jobs in the United States.


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