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"Well structured company with good direction, but slow to move"

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Former Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-very receptive management
-easy to move around to desired area
-salary and benefits are above industry average
-great work/life balance
-clearly directed goals trickle down from top management

Cons

-frequent re-orgs
-slow moving: takes awhile to change direction

Advice to Management

Entry-level employees who perform well during their first year should receive comparable pay raises. Cisco needs to keep talent within the company and avoid bleeding young talent

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Happy and Sad"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Very flexible working hours
    Not a high stress job

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder
    Too many reorgs
    Too many meetings
    Very top heavy
    Quarterly budget ..so if you are a contractor there - your future perpetually hangs in the balance.

    Advice to Management

    Lay offs are not the solution to Cisco's problems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Business Analysis"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of smart people working for a growing company in a tough economy

    Cons

    not people oriented enough its all about the numbers

    Advice to Management

    use that 40 billion that is currently in the bank and put it to work hiring people and growing the global economy

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