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"Great management and great culture, company direction is exciting, great career ops."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Management takes a lot of stock in your career, and provides resources for advancement. The 'fun' culture diminished for a while, but executives have recognized, and are empowering management to improve.
Excellent overall company vision with the right executive staff on-board to execute.

Cons

Company is focusing on hiring more college graduates in order to infuse a younger workforce within the company. I understand the reasoning, but Cisco is losing a great deal of industry experience by overlooking the seasoned Cisco professionals.

Advice to Management

Identify the talent within the contractor workforce, and do what you can to retain or hire those individuals as Cisco employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "If you're old then Cisco is the place to be."

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

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

    Pros

    The work life balance here is amazing. Depending on your team you can come and go whenever as long as you finish your work. Co-ops actually get some benefits such as PTO which is really nice. Also Cisco looks great on the resume despite it being a husk of what it used to be during the dot com boom.

    Cons

    Pay for undergraduate co-op's and interns is very low for silicon valley. Depending on your team and business unit, the amount you will learn will vary. Managers are too busy to communicate with you, even the mentors they delegate to you will sometimes be reluctant to help you learn.

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers.


  2. "Very good work atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst 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

    Good company culture, Telecommute option

    Cons

    Lots of politics, Team spirit is questionable

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