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North Carolina State University
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male73.5%
female26.5%

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Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate. It develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-tech services and products. Cisco also speciaSee more

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Founded

1984

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Revenue

Over $10B

Industry

Manufacturing - Computer, Computer Systems Design

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other occupation34.5%
Management - Other14.6%
Software Developers and Programmers13.4%
Computer / IT - Other11.5%
Engineers10.3%
Sales Managers & Supervisors8.6%
Network Architects4.5%
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Cisco Webex is transforming how people communicate globally and driving efficiency to outstanding levels through improved user experience and cloud-enabled workflows. We are seeking a software engineer to join our global team of engineers, developers...Read more
Kenna Security, now part of Cisco, is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way...Read more
WHAT YOU'LL DO As a member of NSO Core Function Pack team within the MIG organization you will lead a small team to define, architect, design, and deliver new software and network orchestration features to automate provisioning of Cisco’s solutions on the...Read more
Systems Management Software Developer Cisco's Hyperflex Systems Management Team creates highly resilient, usable, secure, and high performing management software for Cisco's Hyperflex Distribute Storage Systems. Management services run on virtual machines...Read more
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Locations include San Jose, CA; RTP, NC; Atlanta, GA What You'll Do You will be Cisco’s ESG Controller leading the Finance organization cross-functionally. You join Cisco Finance at the Director level as part of the Controllership organization reporting...Read more
About ThousandEyes (part of Cisco) The name ThousandEyes was born from two big ideas: the power to see things not ordinarily possible and the ability to collect insights from a multitude of vantage points. As organizations rely more on cloud services and...Read more
What you'll do You will join Cisco's US Tax Planning and US International Tax Compliance team as a Tax Manager responsible for the US GAAP accounting of non-US based operations, the US income tax return compliance for non-US based operations...Read more
Application Security Engineer (Technical Lead) Remote Position (Candidates need to live in the USA or Canada) The Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team at Cisco drives the technology that's transforming the way product teams secure their networks, and more...Read more
WHAT YOU'LL DO - Work on an array of ground breaking legal issues for the company that is powering an inclusive future for all - Gain experience and exposure to a wide variety of practice areas while supporting our internal client base - Drive projects...Read more
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4.4
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Outstanding Opportunities

5.0
Sr. Program Manager - San Jose, CA - January 17, 2022
Not many companies provide you with an opportunity to make $1 million dollars in a given year. And in addition, representing one of the world's largest internet companies doing business in southeast Asia. I was the OEM Program Manager for all of Southeast for Cisco Systems Inc. Let's Talk /dam
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5/5
Salary & Benefits
5/5
Professional Growth
5/5
Work-Life balance
5/5
Recognition & Support
5/5
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Pros
Cisco Systems Inc.
Cons
Cisco Systems Inc.

Good compensation, leading edge technology, toxic work environment

2.4
Software Engineering Technical Leader II - Milpitas, CA - January 13, 2022
Cisco's personnel policy, encompassing continuous ranking and firing of the "bottom 5%" results in a highly competitive and uncooperative work environment. In general, people attempt to climb to the top of the heap on the backs of their defeated co-workers. Incentive is provided to compete instead of cooperate, leading to painful, gridlocked decision making at all levels of the organization (due to the impetus to criticize the ideas of peers, then steal those ideas). Performance reviews are, in effect, replaced by regular layoffs. Continual paranoia is the pervading feeling and is necessary for survival in the Cisco corporate culture.
Ratings
4/5
Salary & Benefits
3/5
Professional Growth
2/5
Work-Life balance
2/5
Recognition & Support
1/5
Culture & Values
Pros
Good compensation and benefits, good perks at work (free coffee and snacks).
Cons
Toxic work environment, probably due to the "bottom 5%" policy.

Integration of managing Cisco Hardware

5.0
Product Manager and Technical Marketing Manager - San Jose, CA - November 6, 2021
Responsible for managing the optical hardware by telcos and all federal agencies and the military. Gained DISA certifications twice on the software management of the hardware.
Ratings
5/5
Salary & Benefits
5/5
Professional Growth
5/5
Work-Life balance
5/5
Recognition & Support
5/5
Culture & Values
Pros
Great company ethics and integrity.
Cons
None, loved the company, retired from it!

Highly creative work environment

4.8
Sr Engineering Manager - San Jose, CA - July 17, 2021
We were constantly challenged ourselves to improve our work environment and automate/improve our work tools/process. Worked with top 10% of silicon Valley engineers. We automated most of our work processes. Our team worked like a clock. We had global team of engineers. Managed large team of over 75 engineers. Supported majority of team to build both Technical skills and Leadership skills. Technical skills included team 100% got their CCNA, over 80% got their CCNP and several team members got CCIE. Supported team to build on their Leadership skills by learning to be able to voice their concerns in the meetings, be able to present powerfully and be happy.
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5/5
Salary & Benefits
5/5
Professional Growth
5/5
Work-Life balance
5/5
Recognition & Support
4/5
Culture & Values
Pros
The company supported team to expand on their technical skills and well rewarded financially.
Cons
We enjoyed our job to the point that we lost track of time to balance work and family.

Great experience, exposure and education!

4.0
Program Manager - Doral, FL - July 7, 2021
It was a really good experience. Working in a collaborative environment. Over 147 countries 16 languages and 12 time zones. Emerging markets!
Ratings
5/5
Salary & Benefits
5/5
Professional Growth
2/5
Work-Life balance
3/5
Recognition & Support
5/5
Culture & Values
Pros
International exposure, friendly environment
Cons
Life work balance

Management is unfair

1.0
EE technician - May 27, 2021
I worked with Cisco almost 5 yrs and they kept me on contract all the time. They moved me around and I was happy to locate to work. But the important thing I dislike is manager was unfair and they were favor of their people who worked long time for them. The Co-worker wasn’t corporate in team work, wasn’t share information about work while they needed my help to work. And when issues come up they’re always listen to their people and gave me a threatening to laid off. I’m very happy when I left Cisco and never came back. They called several times to rehire but thank you, I don’t want to work in unfair management.
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1/5
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1/5
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1/5
Work-Life balance
1/5
Recognition & Support
1/5
Culture & Values
Pros
Flexible time
Cons
Unfair management

Component Engineer

4.6
Component Engineer - San Jose, CA - April 28, 2021
GOOD WORKING ATMOSPHERE. Cooperative colleagues and goal oriented assignments. I worked there 2 years with good assignments and achieved my goals with challenging assignments.
Ratings
5/5
Salary & Benefits
4/5
Professional Growth
4/5
Work-Life balance
5/5
Recognition & Support
5/5
Culture & Values
Pros
Good benefits and fair employment practices
Cons
strict supervision

Fun and open College environment

3.8
North Lake College Instructor - Irving, TX - April 16, 2021
Many of the student in my classes were working professionals that wanted to become Cisco CCNA engineers. Classes and labs were always full. Many of the students would return to the campus to let me and other instructors know how they apricated the information that we shared with them. Because of their training they were able to get certified and obtain new job.
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3/5
Salary & Benefits
5/5
Professional Growth
2/5
Work-Life balance
5/5
Recognition & Support
4/5
Culture & Values
Pros
As you share through teaching you instill your knowledge, as the students provide feedback
Cons
Working 12 to 14 hour days can ware on you as the semester progresses .

alternating leadership with marketing and technology background

3.6
Software Automation Engineer - Durham, NC - March 26, 2021
overall good experience, nice coworkers,supporting management,as an engineer could not see the clear technology path
Ratings
4/5
Salary & Benefits
4/5
Professional Growth
4/5
Work-Life balance
3/5
Recognition & Support
3/5
Culture & Values
Pros
effective marketing and customer support
Cons
lack of long term strategic planning of technology

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