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Cisco Systems Reviews in Research Triangle Park, NC

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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3.5 205 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

(157 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Company

Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

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

ProsGood company to work for, high energy.

ConsHigh stress, culture is not for everyone working.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is an employee survey conducted each year, glad that they take it very seriously. More paid training to keep up with technology trends.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

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

ProsMany opportunities, high caliber people, flexible work schedule

ConsCisco is going through sone transitions right now, so a tougher environment

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to make the difficult decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Incredible learning opportunity for a co-op

CALO (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou work with some of the smartest people in networking, many CCIEs, everyone is usually willing to help you. The company treats co-ops pretty well. They pay for co-ops to get their CCNA.

ConsManagement for the co-ops could greatly improve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Consultant (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than a year

ProsKnowledgeable individuals; allow telecommuting; global opportunities

ConsMinimal follow-up and correction when processes are put in place; disjointed when operationalizing services or solutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to mentor

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good environment for development

Senior Director (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFreedom to innovate and add value, agile development, growth opportunities, great fellowship, smart people, open, informal environment, highest ethics, good at recognizing contribution, business oriented

Consgigantic complex operation, due to its global and remote working nature has a lot of demand for video meetings and calls at non standard hours, too much pressure for short term results can result in unnecessary stress

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great collaboration, flexible work options

Marketing Communications Manager (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

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

ProsI enjoy being able to work from home and the tools Cisco provides to make it as easy as possible to do so. Great collaboration and teamwork are the norm in my experience. John Chambers is a great communicator, always very candid and open with employees.

ConsTight budgets mean that I don't get to travel to meet with my colleagues in person; upward mobility is difficult if not impossible; constant organizational and process changes are frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the current marketing organization and processes in place for at least 2 years before considering additional changes. Please let us relax and do our jobs!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good environment to do your work.

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Resources are available as needed
- Collaboration among peers is good

Cons- Limited growth opportunities
- Tendency to hire and fire at random

Advice to Senior Management- Focus on growth and human capital

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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HTTS CSE (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

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

ProsFlexible schedules, great people, Collaboration,

ConsSalary, can not think any others

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Great experience overall

NCE and Technical Leader (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCisco is very successful and shares that success with their employees.

ConsCollaboration is a little harder. People are willing to help, but people tend to work solo. There is an ethic of "research it yourself" that can be counter productive in some cases.

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CSE (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

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

ProsHand on experince for CCIE study

ConsHard promotions, seem to not get promotions

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide employees with more promotions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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