Cisco Systems
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www.cisco.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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Excellent internship experience

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

I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year

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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A place lacking in innovation, full of cultural nepotism.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Good company benefits, decent salary. Allowed telecommuting. Cons: The management and culture is just poisonous. They have no culture of innovation or risk taking. The development team is just focused on short… Advice to Senior Management: You seriously need to clean up house, and hire entrepreneuring engineers and allow them to take risk. Otherwise… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Is composed of a lot of really smart people, but is highly impersonal and corporate

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year


Pros: Colleagues know what they are doing. They are highly experienced… Cons: The company is so large that it is easy to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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