Is Cisco least prestigeous company of all?

Feb 8, 2019 28 Comments

If someone says he/she works for cisco, what are the impressions come to your mind?


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TOP 28 Comments
  • What’s Cisco? Did you mean Costco?
    Feb 8, 2019 3
    • Cisco big-j03L
      Know Apple guys just sit in a bubble not knowing jack what goes on in other areas of their own company... but damn to not know a $50B+ giant that’s soaring right now is ?? How’s iPhone sales doing? You working on designing the SIM card push button?
      Feb 19, 2019
    • Apple melondeau
      Even iPod revenue is more than the entire Cisco.
      Feb 20, 2019
  • New tLFu71
    It’s not a “cool company” like Facebook because it’s a b2b company not b2c. It is however still the leader in network, collaboration, and security.
    Feb 8, 2019 2
    • Facebook / Eng dnpm23
      How can it lead with such good wlb?
      Feb 8, 2019
    • Glassdoor yyyyyyyyy
      Because all the groundwork was done beforehand
      Feb 9, 2019
  • Amazon Melgizecci
    To me, it is a good company.
    Feb 8, 2019 0
  • Amazon jgfdgyh
    1999 comes to mind
    Feb 8, 2019 0
  • Microsoft nodaddy
    I've been told WLB is beyond top tier, that you can clock in 3 hours of work on a good day and wfh as much as you like.
    Feb 8, 2019 1
    • Microsoft nodaddy
      Prestige? Yeah, not much
      Feb 8, 2019
  • Oracle acvbgh
    Make sure the work is interesting and pushing boundaries. This typically means that you need to be in the core area of Cisco - switches/router development. Understand the architecture and become an expert in networks. Now with this experience, lots of cloud teams at fancier companies will reach out and offer shit loads of money. If Cisco recognizes that you are an expert, they will throw crazy money to keep you. At that point you can take your pick.

    Don't go to Cisco and work on a BI team - that is not what makes money for them. This general approach is true for most enterprise companies. Pick the product that has the most revenue and make sure you kick ass. Don't aim to be a general software engineer at internet companies just because of high TC. Not saying that you can't become an ML expert by working at FB/G/LinkedIn/Uber - of course you can. But it's not like there are no good roles in big companies out there.

    This prestige argument is like someone living in the US bashing someone living in India because there is rampant poverty. While true, if you look slightly deeper, many many people in India are much richer and happier than the general population of the US. But of course if you look at per-capita income, you will want to live in the US.
    Feb 9, 2019 1
    • I’ve been to India. You could pay me double and I wouldn’t move there. I don’t agree with that argument.

      But it is true, you can be a big fish in a small pond at somewhere like Cisco.
      Feb 9, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng SheepWolf
    Nope. It's Infosys.
    Feb 8, 2019 2
    • Google / Eng

      Google Eng

      And TCS, wipro, etc.
      Feb 8, 2019
    • Marin Software xOCX31
      Feb 9, 2019
  • Cisco / Eng boombkkm
    It depends! You will get pretty good salary if you are tech lead with descent RSUs! The less money compared to FAANG is compensated by amazing WLB
    Feb 8, 2019 1
    • Uber cijdj
      1/2 the pay for 2x wlb. Fair deal
      Feb 8, 2019
  • Amazon gemalto
    The food delivery company? Are they on Blind?
    Feb 8, 2019 0
  • Sysco... I see.
    Feb 8, 2019 0


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