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"Learned a lot, both technically and politically"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of things to learn

Cons

You don't really have time to learn

Advice to Management

Don't reorganize every 12 months

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Long term contractor"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Contracting pay is above average and contracts can go on for years. Once you've been employed at Cisco, chances of being able to always find work there is very good.

    Cons

    No overtime paid despite pressures to often work over 40 hrs/wk. Very "corporate" environment. Getting a full time job is not likely and there is a large gap between contractor wages and full time, even with benefits included.

    Advice to Management

    Often projects are taken on that really have no intrinsic value to the company or customer. Pay attention to the amount of money being wasted on just trying to look busy, rather than productive


  2. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with nice campus.

    Cons

    Based solely on my experience on a test team, the work was modularized. I felt that I was not truly assigned a meaningful project and oversight was lackluster at best (especially since my manager was on a 6-week PTO). I therefore did not get as much out of my experience as I would have hoped.


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