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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - 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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Video

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    Former Employee - Video Production Specialist in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Video Production Specialist in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people in the Video Production team

    Cons

    Terrible culture, no color in the walls or cubicles, cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade those offices into a more modern space

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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