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

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Very good work atmosphere"

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    • 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


  2. "Technical Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Stable, range of technologies

    Cons

    political, slow to change, too much redundant work. highly inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    You've got way too much politics and turf wars. But your killer is there too much redundancy, in both personel as well as software. You should figure out a way to bring together all your OSes to one or working there is going to be a night mare.

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