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Excellent internship experience

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

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

Pros

Great 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.

Cons

Since 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 ManagementAdvice

Give more challenging work and dont let people sit ideal

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company to be with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Futuristic company
    Lots of Career Growth opportunities.
    Contractor friendly Organization.

    Cons

    Its a human ocean and one needs to work strategically to get on to the growth track.
    Need to be self motivated and rest will be provided.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good place

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    Former Employee - Region Manager  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Region Manager in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    salary top, high skilled employees, performance based salary, this is a top employer for top employees - average skilled or talented people have no chance

    Cons

    no budget for training, high workload (60h per week as manager is average), high pressure on numbers on quarter (go for year!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that quarterly numbers matter, but look at annual development, give talents budget for training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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