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Really great experience

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

good work , amazing culture and pay.

Cons

dont easily convert internships especially if you are a direct hire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thank you Cisco

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stable Place to Gain Experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned foundations of computer networking
    Got very good at debugging software
    Got visibility into company operations
    Good coworkers

    Cons

    Lots of corporate politicking in upper management
    Mergers and layoffs resulted from misaligned, redundant, and competing business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make movement between business units and technology groups easy and encourage people to do so. I found that engineers' innovative abilities were stymied by being in the same technology role for too long. There are a lot of smart people at Cisco, and I think that it would bolster the company's ability to make even better products and disrupt markets if these people were given more opportunities to be more well-rounded technically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Had a lot of fun.

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    Current Employee - Fsa in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Fsa in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    If you are a workaholic with a bit of A.D.D. you have come to the right company. Things were always changing and you had to keep up. Fast paced and generally positive place to work. I enjoyed the global view on things and collaborating with people I would never meet in person.
    Good benefits, flexibility and PTO time.

    Cons

    It is a great place to work just not for the faint of heart. You work as hard as you get to play. Hours can be long and inconvenient. In the administrative area, there was no career path if you are located in a smaller sales office.

    Recommends
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