Cisco Systems
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If you're old then Cisco is the place to be.

Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsThe 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.

ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementToo many layers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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


    Pros: Good company culture, Telecommute option Cons: Lots of politics, Team spirit is questionable Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Large Company, Stable, range of technologies Cons: political, slow to change, too much redundant work. highly inefficient. Advice to Senior Management: 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.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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