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Know your Stuff = Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than 8 years

Pros

Culture of willingness to help and educate; lots of cross-team collaboration and mutual support (successful 80-90% of the time);

Cons

Very busy work days / weeks; difficult to insert personal development time / self education; expected 50+ hr weeks; Somewhat balanced by opportunities for work/life balance schedule / remote work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More recognition for contingent workers who aren't eligible for bonuses, awards (most of the time), or other recognition programs - yet many times doing the same jobs / working alongside the FTEs. Also no programs for training / supporting career growth of contingent workforce - even after working as contingent for 5-10 years

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    NO CISCO NO FUN, KNOW CISCO KNOW FUN

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II Coop Tech Grad  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II Coop Tech Grad in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Best thing about working at CISCO is you get to work closely on network devices and one get multiple sources to learn anything and everything. Right from mentor to manager all are always available to guide you and if you show your interest in the work assigned and would like to work on other feature as well they are always supportive.

    Cons

    They don't convert Co-Op into FULL TIME :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sincere advice to management , CISCO is almost all network engineers dream company (Mine for sure) . when CISCO hires a CO-OP give them an opportunity to understand CISCO work and culture and get tuned to it then how can you just loose them after giving almost 1 year of work experience.Please do think about it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Perfect company for starting your career!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II Marketing  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II Marketing in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent cross-functional opportunities to excel and work in teams globally.

    Cons

    All new jobs in separate organizations require lateral movements and re-proving oneself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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