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"Sluggish, but you meet some brilliant people"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Milpitas, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You meet some brilliant people, and sometimes there are a few cool projects you can come across. Also, great flexibility in terms of work-life balance.

Cons

A lot of hot air, and it can take LOT of time to get anything done. Some areas are pretty bureaucratic in nature and it can bog down your interest.

Advice to Management

Give people freedom to do things as fast as they want to!

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Work culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn. All information available in wiki's & online. Not necessary with people. Good internal training programs

    Cons

    Many people are newbies & don't have a complete picture.


  2. Helpful (4)

    ""The Cisco International Internship Program (CIIP) is a truly unique experience""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere! The people are Cisco are probably the best part of working there. The culture that emphasizes collaboration and openness allowed me to foster many rewarding relationships. The open office plans and no cubicles really changes the way you work!

    Cons

    The work that I did was engaging and interesting to the point where after leaving work I couldn't stop thinking about it!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower and trust employees.


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