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Design Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsNice people.
20 days PTO
a lot of products

Consold school
slow
a lot of legacy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Benefits don't outweigh compensation shortcomings

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Cisco develops cutting edge products and implements them internally often making employees beta users (fun and frustrating). Encouraging early adoption of new technologies benefits… Cons: There's been a steep, and documented, decline in compensation in last 10 years. No raises unless you're promoted. Promotions are limited to approximately… Advice to Senior Management: Train your managers so they are professionals. I had more bad than good managers ranging from micro-managers to hostile work environment liabilities. Bad managers are… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Pretty laid back work environment, flexible hours. Cons: Very complicated organizational structure...seemed kind of messy? Advice to Senior Management: Give more direction with interns. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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