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Summer Internship at Cisco

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

One of the pros of working for Cisco was being able to work on cool products and devices that will continue and improve the internet. Another pro of working for Cisco was a relaxed and comfortable work environment. As an intern, I was given the same freedom and regular employees, I could work from home, arrive and leave work when it was convient for me, and I could wear normal street clothes to work.

Cons

One of the cons of working for Cisco was that I did not feel like I was being challenged by the assignments I was given for my internship. I also did not feel like i was surrounded by a lot of very intelligent people as I normally do at college.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Great Company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning curve and everyday action packed place. Everyone get's a chance to produce and be recognized. You work with amazing people everyday. How in tune you are with the organization's vision and the effort you put forth to contribute to that vision could reap benefits that go beyond recognition. You are encouraged to participate in job rotations every 2 years or so to expand knowledge and exposure. You are expected to attend 40 hours of training yearly. Part of that training could be giving the training and being a Mentor or Mentee.

    Cons

    No downside. Action Packed place and yet learning encouraged, Work on weekday evening and weekends .. it never ends.

    Advice to Management

    Awesome Management and always overcommits and also exceeds the expectation.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sr Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - The products are great and continue to be very competetive - Great Silicon valley location (San Jose, CA) and other key centers in US - RTP (NC), Richardson (TX), Lawrenceville (GA) and Boxborough (MA) - True global player with big R&D investments in India

    Cons

    - Not a healthy change in culture. People are becoming commodities - Low motivation among rank and file. Noth a healthy work/life balance - Recent layoffs (2011 and 2012) has hurt the morale. Everyone seems to be watching their back and not easily collaborate for the common good

    Advice to Management

    - Need change at senior leaderhip and infuse new thinking - Focus on core and collaborate with partners on context - Key messages seem to focus more on engineering talent. Let others know they are very important too


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