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It's like the Army with a decent paycheck

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Your paycheck didn't bounce even during the worst of the last recession.

Cons

You could remove 5 of the top 6 layers of management and no one would notice, except things would get done. Hopeless groups of managers having meetings about having meetings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

next time you do layoffs start at the top down and you might get somewhere.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fantastic growth opportunities if you are good at networking.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Rewards good, hard working employees. Depending on the department there are a lot of opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    A lot of politics sometimes. A lot of the vendors treat their employees poorly but it feels like Cisco management is more interested in saving money than keeping good talent around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there is a mass exodus of people, look at their managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    super fun

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    Former Intern - IT Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - IT Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    relaxed culture, learned a lot, flexible work hours, great people, management values interns a lot

    Cons

    not very many, they always take feed back on the intern program to improve the experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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