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Great place to work, fun people, great work environment !!

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Former Intern - CALO Co-op in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Intern - CALO Co-op in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

Pros

-Happy people, everyone has fun
-Cooperative workplace, not cutthroat environment
-Great opportunities, get a foot in the door and you can go anywhere

Cons

-Getting a foot in the door can be difficult, try, try again
-Can be a little difficult to get into the right spot initially, most people start in basic job, then transfer to right department
-Some positions can be a little stressful, but most is created by individual, very easy to manage if well equipped

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Had some recent bad news in workforce shrinking, but nothing day to day should be affected

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  1. Good experience

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    - Friendly colleagues
    - Challenging jobs
    - Multiple opportunities to work with

    Cons

    - You will find yourself working after hours due to globalization
    - Dilbert is real here i.e. you will at times find yourself stuck within bureaucratic situations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Had a Very Nice Ten Years at Cisco

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great infrastructure to support you in your job. Nice perks (although not as good as they used to be) and benefits. Good communication from upper management.

    Cons

    Rather bureaucratic. Have gotten a little cheap over the years - have eliminated free waters/sodas, reduced the lunchroom hours and raised prices, hard to get new monitors, etc. approved, almost zero travel budget for anyone but executives and salespeople, and so on. Haven't given out stock options in years, and raises are seldom.

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    Learn to be more nimble like your competitors. Spend a little cash on the small stuff for employees - a little says a lot!

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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