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Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.7 443 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

(203 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance(in 112 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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    Not for Finance folks at India level, maybe good at HQ

    Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

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

    ConsSystems & 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 Senior ManagementDrive & 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 !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsCulture is very good. Flex work options.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease chance the culture "EVERYONE CAN BE REPLACED " .Should consider Talent retention.

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    Flexibility with no value

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Cons* No Bonus/Hike.
    * Less appreciation

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Everything is based on the team

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

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

    Consless 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Like any other govt firms..

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsFlexible timing, cabs etc good for ladies

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementFind some other job and stop ruining the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Work Life Balance is what CIsco India offers

    ConsMundane work and not challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImbibe a culture of being transparent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company should focus more on Innovation and employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is good.

    Conscompensation 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 Senior ManagementPlease take care of existing workforce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Software Engineer II (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsQuality 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.

    Cons1) 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 Senior Management1) 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good salary, good work, pathetic management

    Customer Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prospros of working at cisco tac:
    -- unlimited learning opportunities
    -- cisco's infrastructure (amazing)
    -- cisco brand name

    Cons-- too much politics
    -- hired managers who are inexperienced with tech-support and/or networking. Major disaster!
    -- excessively numbers oriented
    -- no scope for work-life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider the engineers as fellow human beings and have realistic expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Think before you join

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork Life balance
    Flexibilty
    Good Campus
    Good facilities

    ConsNo growth
    Incompetent employees
    Bad Management
    Learning time is big

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a track of your employees
    sweet talk is not enough for employee retention

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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