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"Cisco Systems"

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Former Contractor - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
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Neutral Outlook

I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Cisco has a flexible work environment

Cons

Over the past few years, periodic layoffs!

Advice to Management

please stop outsourcing

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best and brightest in the industry. Great culture. Work hard, play hard. Co-workers very responsive. Solid management. Expectations are very high.

    Cons

    Given the number of downsides I hear about at other companies, there are very few honest to goodness downsides about working at Cisco. Perhaps they are losing focus on elements of their core business, however they are adept at changes in strategy through acquisition.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great lower level management, good benefits, flexibility. Internal transfers are supported, engineers have a good skill set.

    Cons

    Product redundancies, too many levels of management (directors, VPs), too much red-tape to get anything done. Little thought given to long term product usability. Time to market often valued over quality.

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