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Neutral environment

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

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Stable , on going . But not exciting or ambihious

Cons

not exciting or ambitious . Poorly planned and executed.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Choice program has an achilles heel

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    In the ios group for my internship at hq, it went very well. Had a good manager. Worked with people that great to work with.

    Cons

    Other location (Richardson for me) may be different. For my full time offer I chose Richardson for a combination of cost of living and family living in the area. All the good of the internship, the full time was opposite. My manager had described his group as having what I wanted, but it wasn't close. Not sure who to talk to, I spoke with the local choice program rep and was directed to another manager that just told I had to have been mistaken of the group I chose. So I found another job and left, just before I left I found out that I should have talked to normal HR and not anyone from the choice program about the false advertising of my group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate to new hires should a group not be as advertised, a new hire needs to talk to HR. During the introduction presentations, a question was asked what to do if this happens. The presenter really didn't really answer the question

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    Lots of great people and support systems to be successful.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Industry Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Industry Marketing in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture for those who are collaborative in nature. Cisco provides lots of support systems to be successful in your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's a sweatshop. Were it not for forced PTO during Christmas, too many people would be working ON Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make a decision and act. Too much time is wasted trying to make everyone happy. Too many layers of bureaucracy to be effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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