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

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

1. Amazingly good work culture 2. Very employee friendly

Cons

1. Lots of bug fixing work 2. Work becomes repetitive

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  1. Learned a lot, both technically and politically

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn

    Cons

    You don't really have time to learn

    Advice to Management

    Don't reorganize every 12 months


  2. Long term contractor

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Contracting pay is above average and contracts can go on for years. Once you've been employed at Cisco, chances of being able to always find work there is very good.

    Cons

    No overtime paid despite pressures to often work over 40 hrs/wk. Very "corporate" environment. Getting a full time job is not likely and there is a large gap between contractor wages and full time, even with benefits included.

    Advice to Management

    Often projects are taken on that really have no intrinsic value to the company or customer. Pay attention to the amount of money being wasted on just trying to look busy, rather than productive


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