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Good management always at Cisco

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Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

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

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

Pros

Fun to work here now

Cons

none, none, none, none, none

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  1. 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...


  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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