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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The work life balance here is amazing. Depending on your team you can come and go whenever as long as you finish your work. Co-ops actually get some benefits such as PTO which is really nice. Also Cisco looks great on the resume despite it being a husk of what it used to be during the dot com boom.

Cons

Pay for undergraduate co-op's and interns is very low for silicon valley. Depending on your team and business unit, the amount you will learn will vary. Managers are too busy to communicate with you, even the mentors they delegate to you will sometimes be reluctant to help you learn.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many layers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Very good work atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, Telecommute option

    Cons

    Lots of politics, Team spirit is questionable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technical Leader

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, Stable, range of technologies

    Cons

    political, slow to change, too much redundant work. highly inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got way too much politics and turf wars. But your killer is there too much redundancy, in both personel as well as software. You should figure out a way to bring together all your OSes to one or working there is going to be a night mare.

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