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Great Corporate Environment

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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smart people and management, good place to work.

Cons

Tough to make work/life balance a daily practice. Work can be tedious if you don't take on new challenges. Salaries could be higher.

Advice to Management

Work collaboratively with employees.

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    Great place if you can find your niche

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. cisco is a cool place to work on latest technologies

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, open culture. ;latest and greatest work

    Cons

    work pressure is a bit high but that is not forced upon. you can chose your work load

    Advice to Management

    GC processing is getting affected with frequent layoffs


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