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"The Cisco International Internship Program (CIIP) is a truly unique experience"

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

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

Pros

Great atmosphere! The people are Cisco are probably the best part of working there. The culture that emphasizes collaboration and openness allowed me to foster many rewarding relationships. The open office plans and no cubicles really changes the way you work!

Cons

The work that I did was engaging and interesting to the point where after leaving work I couldn't stop thinking about it!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to empower and trust employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Career Building Experience

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, job rotations, many areas to specialize in, job stability, smart people. Good company culture,

    Cons

    Corporate politics, many layers of middle management, minimal opportunities for career advancement once you reach a certain point since many people are competing to crack into management level. continually reducing head count and increasing workloads. Some people are impossible to please, and that goes through many teams and many layers of management. Appearances of doing good work, doing more work, working long hours are more respected then well thought out ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workspace has too many people crammed into some buildings. Many projects are born from pet projects and do not care about the outcome / benefit involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technical Writer

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Find the right group, and all is well.
    US and Canada Tech Writers are paid hourly with OT.
    How much OT allowed varies by manager.

    Cons

    Work load and rewards are inconsistent across groups, regions, and countries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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