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Very rewarding Internship.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The access to equipment is fantastic, and there are smart people all over the place that you can learn from. I was able to work with very expensive equipment that I would never have gotten a chance to touch at other companies. It is a great way to learn and study for certification exams.

Cons

Some of the bureaucracy gets annoying at times, and some of the tasks done during the internship were a bit tedious

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    Great people, some execs marking time, others trying to make a difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, Good bonus program at mid- to senior levels, really smart people. Some products very strong. Great lab infrastructure for engineers to play and get certifications.

    Cons

    Strategy drifting a bit, promos based on relationships vs. competence, acquisition process, competitive response (including SDN). Solutions approach confusing. Too many re-orgs. San Jose buildings getting very old and need a major refresh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some very senior execs, allow for next wave to move up and inject new energy, new ideas. Consider stopping additional projects to free up spending into new projects. Fail more often on projects to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Network Consulting Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Flexibile working option, Open door Policy, Good pay, allowances, and tuition support

    Cons

    Lots of travel required (more than 50%), sometimes, too big of a management, hard to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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