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Great stable company to work for

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Engineer
Former Employee - Sales Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great company, great technology, great people.

Huge opportunity to get exposure to some of the most innovative and fast paced technology in the industry.

Cons

Not the startup or growth technology company that it once was.
Culture has changed over the years.
Career and pay advancement is tough. As is with most large companies, there is too much red tape and not enough common sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use common sense over processes and procedures.
Focus on core competencies and listen to your employees (especially sales teams) when they tell you certain one off products are not up to par.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves 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 for 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
  2.  

    Great experience, learned a lot and worked on interesting projects

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern for 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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