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People genuinely care, and it is a great place to work as an intern.

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year

Pros

- People at different levels are accessible, and nice.
- Lots of free lunches and events.
- Encourage collaboration of projects (called stretch projects).
- Ability to work from home, gives flexibility for work schedule.
- Many options for commuting help.
- Great way to develop a professional network.

Cons

- If you like having your team/coworkers physically around, you will be disappointed. A lot of workers do work remotely. This varies by org/department.
- The first three weeks were not so busy, I had to ask aggresively for work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Feel free to give the interns more responsibility. Don't underestimate their skills.

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    Megacorp

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of good people, decent work/life balance, flexible work schedules, lots of good tools to do your job, particularly collaboration tools.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance/grow, poor senior management, lots of projects that go nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cull some VPs! There are way too many levels of VPs, and many of them are poor. The quality of Chambers' reports has fallen drastically over the last several years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Engineering Team dominated by people from an south-asian country

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good or bad, WFH is a cultural thing and it means some sort of freedom.

    Cons

    (1) Engineering Team dominated by people from an south-asian country and it makes other people minority and prejudiced.
    (2) lack of innovation
    (3) compensation is poor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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