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Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
472 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Vertical growth is slow as its a product company (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance largely dependent on the BU, and team in particular (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nowhere related to Cisco brand name, or CISCO Bangalore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand Name, Infrastructure, Senior Management, Policies,

    Cons

    Pathetic Work Life balance, Second class immediate management, limited growth and opportunities,
    stagnant career path, very old style programming methodologies, pseudo modernism, unnecessarily process heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work/life management
    Give the engineers some time to relax, think and come up with innovative ideas
    Rotate the team
    Do not promote someone to Manager's position just for the years of experience he/she has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    CISCO Video Technologies - Nothing great about it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CISCO brand name - If you are in the good books of senior management, you can survive even without moving a needle in this co. All the perks will be showered to you

    Cons

    No Values, Culture and vision. without these three pillars, co is bound to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SAVE THE COMPANY!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not for Finance folks at India level, maybe good at HQ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    WORK LIFE BALANCE (Routine jobs & restricted job responsibility to high quality employee result in lot of free time)

    Cons

    Systems & Processes are not aligned, Multiple systems created in silos & they dont talk to each other

    Quality of Work is poor at country level, maybe good at HQ

    Inflexible HR policy, Bad Gross to Net take home ratio

    No ONE Finance approach

    Finance treated as support function & not business partner/ advisory.. you know what i mean !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive & Foster innovation at country level (bottoms up !!), build integrated systems.

    Map talent to roles (esp lateral hires): Don't throw money recruiting high experience quality resources for jobs good for freshers !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work. But last few Years Culture is changing more of a India MNC

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture is very good. Flex work options.

    Cons

    Low salary , frequent layoff, frequent Re-org, Inexperience Mid-Management Leaders, More of process company and avoiding techies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please chance the culture "EVERYONE CAN BE REPLACED " .Should consider Talent retention.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flexibility with no value

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    * Work flexibity is good.
    * New oppurtunities in technical side

    Cons

    * No Bonus/Hike.
    * Less appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain talent and persist the growth of company, then do not make decisions as no bonus/promotions for a certain period. People lose the motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Everything is based on the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company , lots of trainings , facilities like gym , cafetaria , no restrictions on internet usage as long as it is legitimate

    Cons

    less pay for engineers till grade 6. Other companies pay a lot more . Also , your hikes and promotions depend on the team you are. If you ate in BUs like NOSTG , you can expect less hikes and promotions . Also ,it seems that NOSTG India is more like sustenance doing team rather than any interesting work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Like any other govt firms..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible timing, cabs etc good for ladies

    Cons

    No recognition for good work done, not even a praise.
    Company spoilt by too many managers and redtape.
    A good example for how not to run a company.
    You'll find all Dilbert's comics make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some other job and stop ruining the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Cisco India Engineering organization review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance is what CIsco India offers

    Cons

    Mundane work and not challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Imbibe a culture of being transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company should focus more on Innovation and employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    compensation for the existing employees is bad.people who has been with the organization for a long time are getting paid less than the new hires. Most of projects/products in India are in maintenance, not much scope for innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of existing workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Need some serious work in Talent recognition, Too much focus on work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality of work is good, but again depending upon the team in which you are.
    Not at all hectic. Now, that can be a positive or negative point.

    Cons

    1) A lot of focus on work experience while making the hiring decision. Smartness comes second.
    2) People are not enthusiastic about their work. Just want a stable source of income.
    Definitely not a place for a fresh graduate.
    3) Slow growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Please focus more on how smart a person is rather than how experienced he/she is.
    2) Hire people with more enthusiasm towards work.
    3) Provide faster growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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