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Excellent internship experience

College Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

ProsGreat company, very knowledgeable peers from top universities, work is good, good compensation and you learn a lot. Flexibility and work/life balance is unmatched. Free movie tickets, tickets to amusement park, free frequent lunches, great gym, free train pass, lot of intern events with free food, pays for your tuition, San Jose a good place to live. College grads like me these days wants to work for more recent brands like Google, facebook, linkedin, twitter but companies like CISCO and others who have been there from decades are great places to start your career.

ConsSince its a big organization, promotions and increments are not very frequent and can take time. But again, if you are talented and hardworking, you will get promotions and increments for sure.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more challenging work and dont let people sit ideal

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Pretty lame place to work

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: What pros? Come on, everyone I work with wants to leave. Some are actively looking… Cons: See above. But let me elaborate. Stocks suck. Company does not have a clue or identity any longer. Management in my team seems extremely distracted,… Advice to Senior Management: Get a new job that you actually care about. Your… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Excessive Cronynism - Too Many Politics

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Telecommuting, training and educational opportunities, benefits Cons: Excessive management, horrible stack rating - meaning you don't get raises or promotions unless you are someone's favorite in upper management, excessive work hours and… Advice to Senior Management: Stop the cronyism. Allow review of managers by staff. Change the raise and promotion system, you should not go… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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