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Fast paced environment with opportunity to work in global settings
Project Manager (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCFebruary 26, 2015
Great place to work and have fun. Collaborative work space allows free ideas and new thinking. Will highly recommend as prospective employer
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Good place to work
Architect/Tech-Lead (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 24, 2015
At cisco, enjoyed the work culture. Very flexible and demanding at the same time. Work environment is so good and very friendly management staff.
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great work/life balance
Business Analyst (Current Employee), San jose CaFebruary 23, 2015
It is a great place to work. Let you work from home as much as you want. Very old co-workers and often felt out of place. go through constant reorganizations.
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Difficult to work with the overseas stakeholders.
Project Manager - Global Infrastructure Services (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 21, 2015
Pros: flexible work from home policy
Cons: disfunctional interdepartmental communication
Things move at a slow pace at Cisco. Lot of approval processes need to take place to get work done. I found their management to be very vague and ambiguous in communication of their goals and objectives.
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Good place to work
Program Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 19, 2015
Pros: open environment
Open and Friendly environment, easy management, Friendly team and management, mobile and flexible schedules. Wifi all over campus let you work from anywhere.
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Great Place
1st tier Technical Support Representative (Former Employee), San Jose, CaFebruary 18, 2015
I absolutely loved working at Cisco, one of the best companies I've worked for in my entire life. Would love to go back and be apart of the team...
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You Own your own business
Account Manager (Current Employee), los angeles,caFebruary 17, 2015
Management allows you to freely within reason to get the task done. Good work life balance. Difficult in movement in the organization as many stay in their position for a while.
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Informatica Consultant
Sr. Informatica Developer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 15, 2015
• Interacted with the Business users to identify the process metrics and various key dimensions and measures. Involved in the complete life cycle of the CSCORE project.
• Analyze source systems like SJPRD, CFNPRD ,QTCPRD& BVPRD for purchase, receipts, invoice, involve hold and payments related data.
• Based on analysis of source system present design document into client. So that client can have full utilization of data available into source system.
• Created Mapplets, reusable transformations and used them in different mappings.
• Created Workflows and used various tasks like Email, Event-wait and Event-raise, Timer, Scheduler, Control, Decision, Session in the workflow manager.
• Implemented parallelism in loads by partitioning workflows using Pipeline, Round-Robin, Hash, Key Range and Pass-through partitions.
• Validation of Informatica mappings for source compatibility due to version changes at the source.
• Implemented daily and weekly audit process for the Claims subject area to ensure Data warehouse is matching with the source systems for critical reporting metrics.
• Involved in writing SQL scripts, stored procedures and functions and debugging them.
• Prepared ETL mapping Documents for every mapping and Data Migration document for smooth transfer of project from development to testing environment and then to production environment.
• Involved in Unit testing, System testing to check whether the data loads into target are accurate, which was extracted from different source systems according to the user requirements.
• Migrated repository objects, services and scripts – more... from development environment to production environment. Extensive experience in troubleshooting and solving migration issues and production issues.
• Coordinate with the client team, and present on a weekly basis to the client the progress and issues related to the project.
• Actively involved in production support. Implemented fixes/solutions to issues/tickets raised by user community.
• Reviewed Informatica mappings and test cases before delivering to Client. – less
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Excellent Compensation but on call 24/7
SENIOR MANAGER (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 14, 2015
Pros: big bonuses, nice salary, nice cafeterias, telecommuting encouraged
Cons: no work/life balance, too competetive
Often had to check email at 10pm to make sure I was prepared for next days meetings that could start at 8am.

All Type A personalities, and all in competition with one another for the best jobs and opportunities.

People talk behind each others backs.
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Nice place to work
CQ Developer (Current Employee), Milpitas, CAFebruary 13, 2015
Nice place to work, Nice place work, Nice place, Nice place to work.Nice place to work.Nice place to work, Nice place to work
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The Best Place to Work
IT Analyst (Current Employee), RTPFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: free classes
Cons: layoffs
I enjoy going into the office,
Your co-workers feel like family.

You hang out with your co-worker outside of work.
My wife and kids are so familiar with everyone on my team.
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Good company but it's easy to burn out
Sr. Manager Operations, Global Partner Support (Former Employee), ChicagoFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: great remote/telecommuting policy
Cons: too large, internal competition
I was with Cisco for over 10 years. In that time I found that in order to grow into new products and services we would acquire companies. There was little thought as to how to integrate them into the company and layoffs would occur regularly to remove redundancies.
As a manager I found myself cutting into my my own team to meet aggressive layoff numbers.
This bred an environment where people would compete for internal position as opposed to doing what was right for the customer.
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Amazing Internship Experience
UCS Escalations - Applications Development Intern (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: very professional, modern and amazing communication technologies, amazing learning experience, great environment and ambiance, perfect for a career choice
Cons: recent and current department changes became an issue near end of internship
The leading technology company is strongly tailored to accommodate every employee's needs. The are very flexible on work schedule, as long as full-time hour sets are met. There are many services available to meet several diverse lifestyles, welcoming all workers to enjoy the community.

The internship program was very welcoming and involved. They provided many resources to for interns to learn and embrace the community. They offered several educational resources and events embracing the culture of self-motivated individuals to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.

My individual internship program was very demanding, as I was given a solo project specific to try and increase productivity. I was the creator of the project making it difficult to share ideas with others, but company environment was very friendly and open to questions.
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Description: Project: SCA (Supply Chain Automation)
Project Lead (Current Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 12, 2015
Responsibilities:
 Developed Business processes by configuring shared resources, creating process definitions, creating activities.
 Developed Business Processes to integrate eLibrary applications to Akamai Cloud using TIBCO BW.
 Extensively used business works to do the complex data mapping, web services invocation, 2-way SSL communications and Procedure calls.
 Designed and developed SOAP web services using TIBCO BW for both SOAP over HTTP and JMS and created WSDL files for required operations.
 Designed crone jobs (Timer) processes to invoke on need basis.
 Used EMS queues and topics for publish-subscribe communication with Oracle database.
 Created BW EAR files containing process and deployed them by configuring in Administrator.
 Worked on UNIX system to check the logs.
 Responsible for Backend PLSQL coding.
 Create Error handling and Validation processes using TIBCO Business works.
 Designed and developed various testing Business Works processes to test the Business Work processes. End to end testing of the conversion processes to ensure correct functionality.
 Reviewed the processes developed by the peer developers and gave necessary suggestions.
 Provided administration support, to maintain deployed applications and troubleshoot any problems that arise.
 Provided on call support for end to end testing over weekends.
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good place to work
Truck Driver Class (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: money is decent the owner is good people
Cons: hours 0f work and driving on snow and ice
a good place to work must be ive been there 38 years .the owners are good fair people wont find better people to work for. A normal day is getting up 3 in morning delivering our product to our customer getting home around 5. hardest part is hours and weather nobody likes to drive on ice and snow
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Cisco Intern
Networking Engineer Intern (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: great atmosphere, great and talented people
Cons: a little hard to understand some of the folks there.
Learned a great deal about Cisco routers and switches everything from the high end to the low end.
Also learned how to configure multiple networking systems. Write configuration scripts and back out plans.
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Good place to work.
Program Manager (Current Employee), Lawrenceville, GAFebruary 8, 2015
Pros: great people
Cons: long days
Good work environment with talented people. New challenges every day. Many opportunities depending on experience and skill level.
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Good Company
Hadoop Developer (Current Employee), Jersey City, NJFebruary 5, 2015
Roles and Responsibilities:

 Developing Map reduce jobs in Java/Python for analyzing CEC usage data

 Creating Hive tables and loading data and analyze data with Hive queries

 Used Sqoop to transfer data between RDBMS and HDFS

 Experience with NoSQL - MongoDb

 Managing off-shore team and assigning the work and monitoring with Rally

 Setting up proxy rules of applications in Apache server

 Setting up CRON jobs for applications

 Designed an innovative data ingestion method to accelerate MongoDB loading

 Publish code and the supporting files in Stage and Production using Web updater tool

 Code deployment using Kintana

 Documentation of User Requirement Specifications and System Requirement Specification

 Sending and Receiving Handovers to and from Offshore

 Knowledge Transfer to the newly hired
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Excellent opportunity to learn and grow
High Touch Operations Manager (Former Employee), RTP, NCFebruary 5, 2015
My primary role as a High Touch Operations Manager with Cisco was to ensure network stability for my customer, Time Warner Cable. This was accomplished through proactive monitoring to assess for any potential risks, trending analysis to expose areas of concern or opportunities for improvement, and driving high priority incidents to conclusion.

All high priority network impacting incidents were driven by myself. When case escalation was needed, I would reach out to the necessary personnel (NCE's, CSE's, BU, SSM, etc.) to facilitate a troubleshooting session with the customer and drive the call to ensure customer satisfaction.

Trending analysis was reviewed on a weekly basis with both Cisco engineers and TWC management. The analysis included review of all high severity cases for the week, trends on all cases opened during the current calendar year, RMA's, bugs, RA's, and ongoing/upcoming network changes. Feedback was also solicited in order to make adjustments to the trending data presented to ensure we delivered content relevant to the customer's needs. This analysis was also shared with TWC executive staff on a quarterly basis.
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Great place to get experience
TECHNICAL MARKETING ENGINEER (Former Employee), Dallas, TXFebruary 4, 2015
Cisco has many different career opportunities both in a corporate environment and working with customers. While working within a corporate environment there are typically opportunities to work remotely, from home.

This is a great environment to get technical experience and experience working within a customer environment.

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