Kind of what I was seeing poking around Glassdoor, Ladders, Linkedin and here on Blind.
Everything is very preliminary ATM, but if it pans out like I think it will, I'm guessing this is about the only way to move up in pay, as the current place does not do pay raises, and the internal openings are well outside my area of expertise.
I wouldn't mind staying on if there were meaningful advancement opportunities, since I get along really well with my coworkers, but a ~20% increase is a hell of an incentive.
Any idea if Cisco is firm on doing 18 month contract terms before they consider on boarding full time? That's the most glaring caveat in my mind.