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Former Contractor - Communications Consultant in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Communications Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Easy start and end
Rate on par with market

Cons

No access to full-time job opportunities on company web site
Discrepancy in cost of company amenities (like gym)
No medical benefits accessible via Exobase
Minimal notice of contract non-renewal

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide access to full-time job opportunities that permanent employees can see
Price amenities (like gym) the same for contractors as full-time employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Technical Leader

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Compensation
    * knowledge base in the form of documentation etc
    * process that is clear

    Cons

    * Management
    * Culture
    * no innovation
    * no value to knowledge
    * people treated as cheap labors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work for the product and not for your manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Operations Director

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    Former Employee - Operations Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Significant transitions, not always well timed

    Cons

    Significant transitions, not always well timed, question relevance in new markets.. Beyond plumbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver clear, concise mission, vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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