Cisco Systems India

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Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
521 Reviews
3.7
521 Reviews
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Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Vertical growth is slow as its a product company (in 20 reviews)

  • Work-life balance largely dependent on the BU, and team in particular (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to start a career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Ample opportunities to exploit and good work-life balance. Good training structure for each team, which is timely distributed and contributes to the learning curve.

    Cons

    Not any major ones but sometimes the learning gets stagnant and the work becomes monotonous. But flexibility to move to different work teams keep your motivation high.

  2.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer II
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer II

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, great people to work with

    Cons

    odd and sometimes long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work from home should be given to support employees as well!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good company to hone your skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time

    Pros

    - good developer community to learn
    - enough opportunities to grow

    Cons

    - its upto the individual to chart his/her growth story
    - politics of hierarchy like many other big companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee goals need to be tracked better to ensure continuous growth, this includes correct feedback at regular intervals and not just at the end of the appraisal cycles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    cisco is a solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    flexible work environment where you can work from home whenever needed. solid pay and predictable bonuses.

    Cons

    Once you are in it is difficult to move up to higher salary and grade. lots of politics when it comes to promotions and raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rigorous training so far

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Highly rigorous training, will set you really good. Many perks involved with working at cisco.

    Cons

    the work timings for the profile offered are not so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good employee supportive

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Exposure ,empowerment, work life balance, cross collaboration

    Cons

    Far from city, no city office, connectivity b/w buildings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very limited lateral move opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good work environment and culture

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good to work in cisco

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work culture, Work from home, Timing flexibility, bonus

    Cons

    Layoff, salary hike occasional, slow promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    impact of layoff impact other employees too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Life at Cisco

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

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

    Pros

    Very good work culture
    Flexible timings , Can have good work life balance
    Quality of work
    Facilites

    Cons

    Pay scale is not too high
    Too big to Innovate , some how seems to be stuck
    Slowly many goodies / perks are withdrawn
    Too frequent restructuring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great for work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    1) Work life balance
    2) Pays Bonus even when the market might not be great.
    3) Senior management is approachable.
    4) Team members are generally and genuinely very helpful.
    5) if you are working on a good projects the learning is simply too good.
    6) Tech-talks, trainings and tech-related events are awesome.

    Apart from the above, plenty of benefits such as. [listing few of them]
    1) Company pays for Broadband @ home.
    2) Flexible working hours [as long as work is not getting impacted]
    3) Medicare and Annual health check-ups.
    4) 'Superb' Cab facility.
    5) Child care facility in the campus.
    6) The Bangalore Campus is simply amazing. I've seen people coming to office on weekends to relax, walk, play and have fun.

    Cons

    1) Off late too many organisational changes. [might be a good thing; not according to me]
    2) "Crying baby gets more milk" -- sort of a mentality. Hikes and promotions not always awarded per 'merit'.
    3) Good amount of churn in the senior management suggesting things might not be that stable currently.
    4) Most of the times your roadmap is not clear. Maximum visibility is I guess for coming 3 months.
    5) Sometimes it is just fire fighting for weeks and months. Whatever comes up has 'ASAP' tagged to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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