VMware cavm
Aug 7, 2018 14 Comments

I graduated and joined at Cisco at grade 62(128 k base),San Jose this May 2018, inspite of having 3+ years of work ex. But really my manager wants me to do some testing task which I have told him I am not interested but somehow I try to complete the task given. Can I change no the team where there is more innovation and RnD. I want some serious suggestion on how to chnage team. Or should I start preparing for switching to oustside Cisco.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Cisco Hwy101
    Apply outside.. some managers will keep dumping shit stuff on you and keep justifying that it is important and you are doing a great job and then screw you over bonus and promotion
    Aug 11, 2018 0
  • VMware RWyq77
    Change ASAP else you will be stuck with this
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Fitbit Anchorman
    You're in Cisco. What did you expect?
    Aug 8, 2018 3
  • Cisco 10bipo710
    Look for outside period
    Aug 8, 2018 2
    • Cisco Avr1UsK
      What's an outside period ?
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Cisco 10bipo710
      Outside. :)
      Aug 13, 2018
  • Cisco math.guy
    Leave Cisco
    Aug 23, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng

    Cisco Eng

    Option1: try to connect and check if there new reqs via your connections or new hire group
    Option2: along with option 1 ask your manager, if he is good he will look for reqs under same BU and you will hear back in about 2 weeks. Anything longer look for option 3: apply at new jobs, get a job offer. You can either move out or if you really want to stay at cisco tell that your about to quit if he doesn't move you. This usually gets escalated upto director level.

    Like others said, if you don't move now you will for sure get stuck. Aka moving out becomes extremely difficult.
    Aug 11, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng None👀
    What’s grade 62? Were you hired as swe ? You have options to move within cisco too. Two of my coworkers ( fresh collage grads ) were hired in devtest .they did not like and in a couple of years they moved to development. Another coworker could not find swe position within cisco so left cisco. This guy was the smartest of all. I mean if you want to be swe the options are endless why restrict yourself to cisco
    Aug 9, 2018 0
  • IBM / Other

    IBM Other

    Samsung America
    Hi Op, I'm in a similar situation as yours. I'm put in a support team. Looking to get out ASAP. Let me know if you would like to collaborate in the preparation process.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • MapR Technologies LzjM81
    Make a change quickly before you get labeled as a test person. Dont wait.
    Aug 7, 2018 0