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"A place to work if you are good at networking, politics and self-promoting"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

work life balance
better benefits
401k match

Cons

job performance/skillset is not relevant
engineers treated as house servants
get attacked if you don't attack others(jungle culture)
finger-pointing/self-promotion the normal way of life
no risk taking in management/project decisions
too many non-technical mid-level management layers
cheap treatments to employees financially
no career path or education/training opp.

Advice to Management

good for certain groups of people, especially from certain area of the Earth. Not a good place to work for rest of us. But if you can live with it, you get the 401K match and good benefits

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A nice place to work overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    **Cisco stands to gain immensely from the cloud/mobile computing as well as video headwinds

    Cons

    **if your work requires coordination with the offshore teams, it can be quite stressful

    Advice to Management

    There is a layer or 2 of management that can be cut out in order to release full potential at Cisco


  2. "CALO Internship/Co-op"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CALO Co-op in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - CALO Co-op in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience for students getting into the networking field. Sure the work is very basic but it really lets you get to know the inner workings of all Cisco has to offer in its products. I learned so much while working there.

    Cons

    Unless you take a year off to work for Cisco it is very difficult to get more indepth into the learning process. You start out with the basics but you get what you put into it.

    Advice to Management

    Let the more senior interns help and teach the newer ones and let them run the trainning programs. The newer classes of interns still say they learn more from seniors then from training modules.

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