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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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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people.
    20 days PTO
    a lot of products

    Cons

    old school
    slow
    a lot of legacy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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
    Approves of CEO
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