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"Technical Writer"

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Current Employee - Technical Writer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Technical Writer in Research Triangle Park, NC
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Find the right group, and all is well.
US and Canada Tech Writers are paid hourly with OT.
How much OT allowed varies by manager.

Cons

Work load and rewards are inconsistent across groups, regions, and countries

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Not the kind of internship I was looking for"

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    Former Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was very relaxed and definitely really chill. The location of Cisco is pretty good because it's in San Jose and is pretty close to some nice food places.

    Cons

    I definitely felt like I did not learn too much. I didn't really ever feel challenged. Also, there are way to many meetings. So much that it is difficult to get any work done. Half the time, I feel like the meetings aren't very useful too.

    Advice to Management

    The management was good with respect to my mentors. I really liked them.


  2. "Too many directors"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice bonus, rewards for excellent work, should be a home for life.

    Cons

    Frequent limited restructurings, management reorgs, turf wars among groups, failure to learn from the past, few raises

    Advice to Management

    Enforce the 8x8 rule (8 reports or more per manager, no more than 8 levels from CEO to worker).

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