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Nice place to park your career
Hardware Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 31, 2015
Pros: working from home if you have a boss that allows it
Cons: 12 week paternity leave and leave to take care of a dying relative will get you layed off
I am an ASIC/FPGA Hardware Engineer. It is a tossup. You could work in a tough group where they ask you to work 24/7 or you could end up in a group that is an easy job. Some groups let you work from home all of the time where as others they want to see you every minute of the day (even if you are not doing anything). There doesn't seem to be any break through designs that you could work on. You mostly end up working in old product lines that evolve slightly and it has incremental changes made to them.
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Oracle Performance tuning
Oracle Database Performance tuning analyst (Former Employee), Montvale, NJJanuary 31, 2015
Working in shifts maintains 24X7 Oracle Production, Test & Development databases ranging from few GB to 6 TB.
Supporting Oracle databases working for Oracle E-Business Suite, Peoplesoft, SAP, IFS and RP.
Taking care of Backups, Applying patches, Cloning databases, performance tuning, configuring standby databases, implementing & managing RAC databases and ASM instances.
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Webex support
IT Analyst (Former Employee), RTP, NCJanuary 29, 2015
Cons: contractor
I was a contractor supporting webex and they gave false information on offering me a job with compucom.
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Good company
Director of Software and Hardware Engineering (Current Employee), Richardson, TexasJanuary 29, 2015
Pros: bonus, salary and restricted stock units
Cons: california location is best for advancement, satellite campuses are limited for career group in management.
Cisco has excellent salary and bonus structure, very good for technical engineers with interesting work. The company in general is good, Career development for management is limited in satellite sites. California site has the most opportunities.
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Work Life Balance
Business Operations Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 27, 2015
Pros: work remotely
One of the few companies in Bay area that believe in Work Life Balance.
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Process oriented company, good work/life balance
Global Development Services (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 26, 2015
If you enjoy or prefer a process oriented company, this would be a good company to work for. Compensation is fair and co-workers are friendly and helpful.
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Fun workplace with free can soft drinks
Sales Support Coordinator (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: all expenses paid travel and being able to work remote
Cons: the company has downsized several times
I had a 100% traveling role bouncing from city to city and state to state. However, the times I did visit the Cisco office across the country were great and exciting. Management is very supported of your needs. Hardest part about the job was constantly packing and unpacking my luggage. Ofcourse not all roles are the same at Cisco, this was just mine. Most enjoyable part was the traveling itself. While conducting business across the country I was able to visit 42 states!
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Good
Network Consulting Engineer (Current Employee), Dallas, TXJanuary 24, 2015
Good.

Its a good place to work.
I would recommend people to join Cisco.
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2014 Fortune Best Place To Work Ranking #55
Program Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 23, 2015
Co-workers are great. The culture has suffered with what seems to be annual layoffs.
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Good people, challenging roles
Finance Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 21, 2015
Pros: work life/balance
Cons: limited advancement/lack of security
I worked for and with many good people at Cisco. There are many opportunities to gain experience, but advancement is limited.

Also, Cisco has been in a state of finding its identity, which means periodic restructuring/layoffs.
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Fun work place
Functional Lead/ Project Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 20, 2015
Pros: flexible work
Cons: offshore calls
It's nice place to work, flexible timings. Implemented some soltuons to streamline business processes. Always good support from managment ti try different things. Some times it's hard to work with offshore teams as the meetings some times stresh to late nights..
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Positive
Sr. Software Manager/Technical Leader (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 20, 2015
Lot of learning
Good co-workers
Mostly positive experience
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Positive work environment with great opportunity to learn
Tier 1 TelePresence Support Engineer (Current Employee), Austin, TXJanuary 19, 2015
A typical day at work includes taking calls from the call queue. I have learned much about Voice/Video and the infrastructure required to support video teleconferencing for SMBs all the way up to large corporations. Management is great and always working to improve the work environment as well as expand the business. Co-workers are generally helpful and willing to teach if the opportunity arises. The hardest part of the job is when call queue is overloaded with calls and you do not have much time to work. The most enjoyable part of the job is a relaxed work environment.
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Great for Corporate, Cubicle Types
Project Coordinator/Analyst (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCJanuary 19, 2015
Pros: perks galore
Cons: perks galore meant you never had to leave
Employees I interacted with were fun, intelligent "nerdy" types. Great international teams though required unusual work hours/needs.
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Easy going company
Consultant (Former Employee), San JoseJanuary 19, 2015
Easy going company... less work pressure.. more joy at work
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Fairly unchallenging and uninspiring environment.
IT Analyst (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 17, 2015
Hardest part of the job: Managing politics within silos of each team
Enjoyable part: Working with people internationally
Learned: Corporate environments that lack transparency breed inefficiencies.Also learned the importance of planning and implementing information systems that scale properly according to long term business goals.
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Productive and very proffessional work place
Sr. IT BA /PM (Former Employee), Miami, FLJanuary 17, 2015
Working with different stakeholders.
Implementing technical solutions to different needs.
Dealing with complex situations.
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Only C2C positions please
Sr SharePoint Developer / Administrator (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 16, 2015
• Over 8+ years experience working as a developer and pursue strong knowledge of SDLC with Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and maintenance of Intranet, Internet, database-driven, client-server, building of Web based enterprise solutions and Object Oriented applications.
• Working knowledge with SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Services Architecture.
• Depth experience and knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, 2010, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/2.0, InfoPath 2013, 2010.
• Proficient in developing and deploying custom portals using SharePoint Portal Services 2003, MOSS 2007 and WSS 2.0/3.0. Working knowledge of SP Object model.
• SharePoint Migration from 2003, 2007 to 2010 and 2013.
• Expertise in developing custom Web parts, Deploying Web parts, Connection between Web parts and Web Control library templates, Site Templates and Workflows in MOSS 2007 and SPS 2003.
• Experience of SharePoint site customization and code less workflow development using SharePoint Designer. Worked Extensively with SharePoint Designer 2007 and CSS to maintain consistency in the look and feel of the SharePoint Portal.
• Designed and developed workflows in visual studio 2008. Experience with developing workflow activity library and in providing Workflow Solution using MOSS 2007, InfoPath 2007, and SharePoint Designer 2007.
• Extensive experience creating Site Definition, Site Template, Lists, List Definition, Audiences, Security, Search customization, Excel Calculation Services and Single Sign On for SharePoint Services. – more...
• Extensive experience as .NET Developer in designing and implementing Enterprise based Solutions using Visual Studio .NET Framework (1.1/2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0), C#.NET, ASP.NET, Web Services, SQL, ADO.NET and LINQ.
• Experience on Java script using content editor web part in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and even a very broad experience on visual web parts 2013.
• Experience SP Grid Views, Detail Views, Picture Library, Document Library and also various managements like Document Management, Records Management, User Profile Management and Web Content Management.
• Used CAML to query, build and customize web sites based on windows share point services.
• Developed, and activated Solution packages (WSP Package) on the server. Extensive knowledge how to create User Permissions, Content Types and Features.
• Experience to create BDC and BCS connecter layer of interaction between SQL Server 2008 Database and SharePoint Web portals.
• Good Inter personnel skills and ability to work as part of a team. Exceptional ability to learn and master new technologies and to deliver outputs in short deadlines.

Technical Skills:

Microsoft Technologies SharePoint 2013/2010, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007,SharePoint Portal Server 2003/2001, WSS 2.0/3.0,MS SharePoint Designer 2007,Ms InfoPath 2003/2007/2010/2013, ASP.NET, C#. NET, ADO.NET, VB, Win Forms, Web Forms, Visual Web parts, XML Web Services
Web Technologies DHTML, HTML, XHTML, XML, XSL (XSLT, XPath), XSD, CSS, JavaScript
Development Tools Visual Studio.Net 2008 and 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010/2013, InfoPath 2007/2010/2013, Visio 2010, Visual Studio 2013, Yammer, FrontPage 2003, Visio Enterprise/2003.
Database MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, MS / Access, Oracle, MySQL
Programming Languages .NET, ASP.NET 1.1/2.0, C, C++, C#.NET, VB.NET, T-SQL,
ADO.NET, JAVA, J2EE/ 2003/2007, WWF, Office SDK, AJAX, VBScript
Web Servers IIS 5.0/6.0/7.0,
Reporting Tool Dundas Dashboards, Crystal reports10.0/8.0/8.5
OS/Platforms Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT, Linux, Unix.
Applications Microsoft Office System 2010/2007/2003, MS Project, MS Visio Dreamweaver, HomeSite, TFS.
Mail/Fax Systems Exchange, Microsoft Outlook, SMTP – less
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Nice place to work
Senior Program Manager/Business Operations Manager (Former Employee), CAJanuary 16, 2015
Nice company to work for but I think it is time for management change.
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Fantastic company in which to Work, Live, Learn, and Play
National Partner Manager (Former Employee), Southfield, MIJanuary 15, 2015
Pros: exposure to, and association with, world class thought leaders. trusted and well known company with which people want to connect
Cons: big company where politics can be a challange
Cisco is an extremely fast passed, dynamic, and challenging place to work and I would not trade away any of the experiences I had while there. Change, at an ever increasing pace, is simply a mainstay of the culture at Cisco. It is very common to hear the phrase “The only thing constant at Cisco is change.” Successful Cisco employees embrace this part of the culture and thrive on learning new things and leading the global IT industry on a great number of fronts. The people I worked with at Cisco are very talented, intelligent, focused, warm, honest, and extremely supportive. Many of them will remain lifelong associates and friends.

The hardest part of working at Cisco was staying connected to all of the fascinating technology and business impacting advancements that were (and still are) being developed, all over the globe, at an ever increasing pace. On the other hand, the most enjoyable part of working at Cisco was being able to leverage those advancements to make a positive impact on the business of the partners and customer with which I worked. Many companies, and individual business leaders, expect Cisco to be the global leader in IT and they have grown to trust that Cisco will deliver the right solutions to meet their pressing business needs. As an employee, it was rewarding to represent that level of achievement by Cisco. Each day I remained invigorated as I worked to earn and grow that elevated level of trust with my partners and customers.

Working at Cisco was a fantastic and rewarding experience that has certainly made a big impact on who I am, the skills I have developed, and what I can offer others. I am truly grateful for the experience.

About Cisco

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