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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 (less than an 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

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    Flexible, decent pay, collaborative environment, but moves too slow in today's tech world

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. People are generally very smart, open, and helpful. Very large campus allows for a lot of networking, and people are often encouraged to move around in different roles within a function.

    Cons

    Cisco has put a lot of red-tape in the way of an agile and quick work environment. You can get lost easily in this large company if you don't proactively manage your career. A number of high-performing employees either new to the company or new to their role were given an average performance rating because "they were new"... This is indicative of a seniority based company, not a performance based company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in developing talent. Young ambitious employees quickly hit the wall and many choose to move to different companies to continue to progress. Create more programs for high-performers to gain visibility, take on new and challenging projects within or outside their current role, and don't be stingy with bonuses for a job well done.

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    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    . Flexible work environment
    . Good benefits

    Cons

    . Lack of communication from upper management
    . Stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    . Communicate goals, future, etc. with employees -- truthfully and honestly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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