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Development Test Engineer (DevTest)

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Former Contractor - Software Developer in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Software Developer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Always busy, projects after projects. Health Benefits +++ Salary +++

Cons

After a few years, it becomes routine and gets boring! "Open 24 Hours" so get your sleeping bag and tooth paste ready! Quarterly performance review = bonus!?

Advice to Management

None...

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  1. Really great experience

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work , amazing culture and pay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Thank you Cisco

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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