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

I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

None...

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 for 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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    Digital design enginner

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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 for 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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