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One of the best place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Good Management, Flexible work schedule.

Cons

Too many managers Takes time to adapt to new technology

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Not very good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Big company with good base salary

    Cons

    Difficult to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some young talented people

  2. Helpful (2)

    Huge corporations are not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can live your own life without being bothered too much... Availability of internal training which would otherwise be very expensive. Very good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Cisco is just too big. Most of the people are career hungry, but there's little opportunity to grow for 99% of the people that are there. It's a mostly Indian company (in my team of 20, there were 18 indians) and they just work differently from most of the other American companies.

    They try to put a lot of pressure on engineers; I thought a company like cisco would go for the "correct" solution rather than the quick hack. False.

    In Cisco, staying at the office 10 hours is better (i.e. gives you more visibility) than staying at the office 8 hours and be REALLY productive. It's all about "cover your ass". Not my ideal job.

    Advice to Management

    Need more diversification, people with different backgrounds. Revamp your old and tired products.

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