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"Contractor at Cisco systems"

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Current Contractor - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
Current Contractor - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 8 years)

Pros

Casual, structured enough, flexible enough.

Cons

Upper Management heavy, middle management heavy.
Contractors do more work than employees.

Advice to Management

If a contractor has been around and performing better than your employee. Fire one, Hire the other.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Large-company feel, mediocre pay but quite a stable place to work and make a career."

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very intelligent people work in the DCSTG, there's a lot to learn from working with them.

    Cons

    Employee body is not very diverse, I found it more difficult to find friends than I have elsewhere. Workplace isn't especially exciting or interesting. Cubes have high walls, muted colors and hospital lights. Compensation isn't as good for comparable positions elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the height of the cube walls so you can see people while you're working, switch to some warmer florescent lights (those must exist?).


  2. "I had a good run until senior management made some bad decisions."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Richfield, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is very interesting and the pay had been better than most other companies.

    Cons

    Expectations to work long hours and do whatever it takes to get the job done to get ahead which sacrifices work-life balance and does not guarantee career advancement or promotions.

    Advice to Management

    The real culture and values of the organization are not congruent with those espoused by senior management.

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