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Good company in which to grow in a wide range of fields if you are in the right groups and are willing to fight for it.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Encouraging of your initiative to learn and external education opportunities.
- Typically relaxed work environment where your workload is self-determined.
- Has access to large code-bases from which you can learn a wide variety of software techniques.
- Relatively stable company.

Cons- Can be a conservative and procedural-strict company.
- You need to be in one of the smaller and more advanced-tech group to enjoy many of the pros.
- More sales and hardware oriented, software groups don't seem as valued in terms of funding and attention.

Advice to Senior Management- Encourage a more driven and exciting work environment.
- Focus more on college hires and their growth within Cisco.

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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


Pros: Big company, a lot of great people, clean campus, modern… Cons: too many consultants that feel secure by protecting their work,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good learning experience.

Public Relations Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: The benefits are very good, especially the medical, dental, and vision plans. Good budget for learning opportunities. Travelling to… Cons: Often work nights and weekends because you're always connected. Since 2001, they have… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of deadwood managers who don't motivate employees. Or, better yet,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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