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Helpful (1)

Great place if you can find your niche

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer 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

-Great community of people
-Several compelling areas to work
-Good support for developers
-So many mergers and acquisitions that there is always an influx of new talent and technology

If you are looking for a place to begin a career and are looking for a stable, corporate-type job, Cisco is perfect. They have a great community and support system, but there is no mistaking the environment for a start-up. I joined out of college and learned quite a bit before deciding to pursue my MBA, so I think it can be an interesting first step in a career.

Cons

-Not great at placing people in the best position all the time.
-Lots of bureaucracy involved in generating and following through on ideas.

While I joined as a recent college grad, most people at Cisco are in the latter half of their careers. This limits some of the entrepreneurial spirit and stifles some of the more creative ideas. There are pockets of innovation, so if you find them you can really thrive. Just don't expect that to be the norm.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Network Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Network Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment provides good career learning prospectives

    Cons

    Lack of working independence and always watched on your day to day progress

    Advice to Management

    Can make the environment more relaxed and lively.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Work-life balance is maintained

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Component Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Component Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like the financial stability of the company

    Cons

    It seems that it is difficult to move up, similar to other US corps ...

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