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Great experience, learned a lot and worked on interesting projects

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Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Big company means a lot of resources. Everyone was very friendly and helped me to learn their massive coding libraries.

Cons

Because the teams and company are so large it is hard to get to know who you work with. However, this would be less of an issue if I worked full-time and not just a summer internship

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cisco Systems is a well-run company, with reasonable compensation, fair and productive reviews, and fairly good morale. Problems are fairly quickly addressed, and overall management is quite good.

    Cons

    The company is so large that it's easy to become type-cast into doing a single thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See if you can drum up the excitement of 1999.

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  2. A great global company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Market Leader in the Networking arena
    John Chambers - a visionary leader helping the company stay ahead of competition

    Cons

    Company has grown very large, not as nimble like some of thier smaller competitors
    Very slow stock price growth

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    The "council" format of management was not working very well, as it added a lot of confusion trickling down to the rank and file

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