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Great place for contractors!

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Current Employee - Customer Briefing Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Customer Briefing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Great contractor opportunities with flexible schedules. Nice people with what seems to be a good code of conduct amongst employees. Access to most things a full-time employee would get. Very cool technology to work with -- awesome customer base.

Cons

Of course being a contractor you don't get access to their great benefit packages. Sometimes you are left out of info and distribution items in your own group simply because managers look at their "FT reports".

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    Great employer, if you have the right manager

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    An incredible degree of flexibility and innovation in all aspects of the business combined with a strong focus on employee development.

    Cons

    Your experience will largely depend on your manager. A good manager will take you far, whereas a weak manager will impede your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your managers--retaliation and favoritism are rife, and have the potential to damage your business and your brand going forward.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Cisco Work culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture s excellent. No extra pressure and restriction of working hours. As far as you deliver on time they dont care if you are in office or not. Perfect work-life balnce. Decent salary hike each year

    Cons

    Promotions are very slow. That shoudl improve

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