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Cisco Systems Reviews in Research Triangle Park, NC

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
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Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 666 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 369 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 184 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 170 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent place for work life balance and career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Independent work style. Lots of ways to make meaningful contribution. Pretty much no hierarchy at all, can reach out to anyone provided they are available when you want to meet.

    Cons

    Constant changes all the time - but its the new norm in high tech

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Stabilizing and attract more young talent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great pay w/ flex schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company supports work/life balance. Pay is better than average. They support flex schedule and work from home/telecommuting.

    Cons

    Sometimes lots of work can make it hard to take time off during peaks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Frustrating at times dealing with customers but surrounded by a great team. Had I known how good it is to work here, I would have moved years ago.

    Cons

    Management goals need to be achievable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cisco Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    I do not have any cons about this job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Strategy & Planning in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Strategy & Planning in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely a culture that fosters innovation and encourages growth in young employees. Mentors are around every corner, all you have to do is ask. The pay is incredible, especially since you can go to school full-time and pick up projects as they fit your schedule

    Cons

    The company is very fickle and sometimes too big for their own good. A lot of time and money is spent developing young talent but promotions and new hiring are put on hold because of changes in upper level management, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to provide actual opportunity for advancement. If you don not reward top performers, they will leave and there's a lot of hungry companies eager to snatch up employees you invested so much time and money in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Culture of awesomeness!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really great culture/atmosphere. everyone is excited about their job and you can move around in whatever field you want. Cisco really wants you to find your fit.
    emphasis on work life balance. super flexible. work from home is totally fine.

    Cons

    They are struggling now with new competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global Program Manager, IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology solutions leadership. Excellent benefits. Customer success.

    Cons

    Maturing large enterprise, scale and adaptability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's always about the people, about relationships over issues (ROI). Lead from the top, manage from the middle. Customer is king.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing, learning experience with very great work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Work/life balance and great team approach

    Cons

    Less rotational opportunities to groups where the skills are transferable.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cisco RTP is a GREAT place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working remotely.........Cisco provides CVO routers and equipment for your home office. With WebEx and your camera you feel connected at all times

    Cons

    ........you feel connected at all times............my job was global so the hours can be long

    'collaboration' is excessive. A leader needs to step up an make decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions faster!
    Don't give your CEO an 80% raise the day before a major employee layoff and say it was because of his past year accomplishments............who were the workers for those accomplishments????

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, fun people, great work environment !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CALO Co-op in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - CALO Co-op in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Happy people, everyone has fun
    -Cooperative workplace, not cutthroat environment
    -Great opportunities, get a foot in the door and you can go anywhere

    Cons

    -Getting a foot in the door can be difficult, try, try again
    -Can be a little difficult to get into the right spot initially, most people start in basic job, then transfer to right department
    -Some positions can be a little stressful, but most is created by individual, very easy to manage if well equipped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had some recent bad news in workforce shrinking, but nothing day to day should be affected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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