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Worked at Cisco for 10 years. The company lost its glory and working environment is toxic now.

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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 (more than 8 years)

Pros

Many good and smart people.

Cons

Super political - stacked ranking causing constant fights among divisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of excessive VPs, directors, and managers who are at Cisco just to extend their retirement fund.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Slow, but good prestige

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people at Cisco and this is a good place to learn and gain experience. The campus is also large and beautiful. Cisco has tons of resources.

    Cons

    At times the work is a little slow paced. Some people who are mentors should not be mentors whereas other people who should be mentors are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your interns better and don't tell them any bad news the day before Thanksgiving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cisco is just ok, feels like a middle aged man going through mid life crisis.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    100% remote working which allows you to work out of any location.

    Cons

    Inability to properly forecast current projects and spend therefore leading to abrupt cancelations in vendor contracts and last minute extensions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inability to forecast budget, poor workforce planning, webex/webex social is cluegy and new vendor management system enforces a nickel and dime mentality that hurts vendors as well as Cisco since you get what you pay for. Also it would be nice if Cisco's answer to budgetary constraints was not reactive, meaning let's offshore an American job to India to cut cost you should know what you are spending so you know what you can afford to keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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