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Software Engineer (Former Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementMake 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Design Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

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


    Pros: Nice people. 20 days PTO a lot of products Cons: old school slow a lot of legacy Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Had a lot of fun.

    Fsa (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for 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… Cons: It is a great place to work just not for the faint of heart. You work as hard as you get to play.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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