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"Great place for contractors!"

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Current Contractor - Customer Briefing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Contractor - Customer Briefing Manager in San Jose, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great contractor opportunities with flexible schedules. Nice people with what seems to be a good code of conduct amongst employees. Access to most things a full-time employee would get. Very cool technology to work with -- awesome customer base.

Cons

Of course being a contractor you don't get access to their great benefit packages. Sometimes you are left out of info and distribution items in your own group simply because managers look at their "FT reports".

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Cisco treats employees well but really has no idea where they are headed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Allow you to select Macs as your computer to use. Good bonuses and salary. Competitive benefits. Nice facilities to work in.

    Cons

    Upper management is destroying the company by having no clue to where they are going or what business they are in. Cisco's future is unfortunately to become like HP where engineering is nearly absent and the products are very sub-par.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue on where you are headed. Decide that you need to invest in R&D and engineering if you wish to really compete and stop touting supply-chain management and cost controls as the way to take the company to the head of the pack. If you don't know what business you want to be in and what it takes to be the leader then no amount of cost controls will help you get there.


  2. "One of the best places to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome benefits and opportunities to advance in career. Love the culture to do the right thing for your employees and customers.

    Cons

    Would like to see more structured programs on career building and moving around within the company. Also, regular raises would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Rate teams instead of individuals if you want better results, sometimes people are competing more than collaborating that hinders in the overall growth of the company.

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