Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting, Food and flexible working hour

    Cons

    No Hike, too much layoff, poor communication, salary not good

  2. Technical Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work like balance
    facilities. Get everything here except good work,

    Cons

    Too much of politics. No good technical work ! Not a place for techie..

    Advice to Management

    No one wants to work for cisco anymore. High time you start appreciating good technical work ..j

  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst Place to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to learn and get certifications

    Cons

    Lack of integrity in senior leadership.
    No values, lay offs and performance ratings are unfair.
    No listening of your employee concerns even by HR.
    Corrupt culture, no motivation to work.

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  5. Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time

    Pros

    Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss.

    Cons

    Too much politics in India,
    Some managers are egoistic & unfit for there role.
    Frequent layoffs
    Old projects with low learnings
    No respect to employees esp from managers (Project dependent)

    Advice to Management

    Clear up office politics
    Have 360 Degree feedback & act on the PULSE survey results

  6. Not a good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work from home facility for someone who need it. Some products are good

    Cons

    Most of the products are out dated and people waste so much time on innovation and hardly do anything new. No vision in leadership and management is bad. Reorg happens once in every year and your management keeps changing. New management give special treatment to their old teams and when you sense that it is better to leave that place

    Advice to Management

    All this while you are managing by acquiring new companies, I dont think even that will work going ahead

  7. Frequent reorganizations and improper management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked on good technology and few products are good.

    Cons

    Middle management is very biased. there are very frequent reorgs like once in 6 months and if your new management is not same as your old one then they will wait for a chance to cut down the size of the teams which dont belong to them. The management dont have any idea of the actual work the engineers do. If some engineer make some noise by one tech talk they feel he or she is the best engineer

    Cisco India also pays so pathetically low money

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work during retirement years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work environment due to lack of work

    Cons

    no work and hence no career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Please introduce management to cisco.

  9. Very dissatisfied, horrible politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is very good. Flexible work practice is also a plus

    Cons

    These comments are about current CRBU(core routing) which is headed by managers who were previously in optical BU
    Very heavy workload- will be forced to work on weekends(wil have to work from office) without any travel arrangements provided by company
    Untolerable politics- there will not be any recognition based on performance. They will make us work like donkeys and in the end will give a feedback that work is not satisfactory.
    They will offer high CTCs when you join; but it will be a constant for 3-4 years and the work keeps on increasing day by day
    Most of the managers are technical guys who dont know how to manage people

    Advice to Management

    Guys
    Employees are not your slaves. Treat them properly

  10. Helpful (3)

    It is not Cisco, its former Scientific Atlanta!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Brand name
    - Well matured cisco internal tools
    - Transfer with in organization

    Cons

    The below are about Chennai Cisco based on my experience

    - Its not cisco, this division was previously known as Scientific Atlanta and they still follow the old work culture. If you expect Cisco work culture and join here, you will be highly disappointed. I joined here because of brand name. But later disappointed. Work culture is similar to service company, you will never feel you are working for CISCO.
    - No work from home, No laptop(No laptop for engineers, but admin and finance have). Some team provide both. But not all.
    - No recognition, during the appraisal they only concentrate on old employees. Lots of politics
    - If you from a good company this place will not suite you, People from small company might like this place

    Advice to Management

    Please respect new joinees

  11. Helpful (1)

    Welcome to the Slaves Network

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Campus
    Labor company which doesn't ask you to work for so many hours a week.
    Better professional slave job

    Cons

    Useless Process for everything even if you have to ****
    Almost all the products are from acquistions and no innovation
    Management decision is static irrespective of employees feedback or concerns
    Begging is better than getting hikes.
    Forget about promotions for some years in lifetime if you wish to stay long.

    Advice to Management

    Better join political parties which suits you more.

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