Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good for interns. Facilities are good. Flexible Timings.

    Cons

    Less pay compared to others.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team is good and work environment is good. Good project to work on and highly motivated colleagues with good exposure to work.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs and workforce reductions. Also constant change in upper management. Our group has had 4 VPs in less than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of doing layoffs, try to shuffle around people so that the folks who work hard are not impacted. Hopefully the new CEO will bring about some changes to address this.


  3. Cisco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The leader in networking and IT products.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and some factors impacting compensation outside your control.


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  5. Sold, professional organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong management at both middle and upper levels, good and skilled people, very team-oriented environment, products are strong, brand is difficult to beat in networking industry

    Cons

    Probably too much emphasis on recurring reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful about rolling out and visibly championing so much reorganization. It gets a little distracting at the office level when people are partly thinking about where they are going to fit in the organization in 6 months.


  6. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The future is bright for this company to change the word we live in. Job stability

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to comparable job in a more hip company

    Advice to Management

    Make the salary more attractive


  7. system engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun to be at usually but sometimes its not it just depends on what you think of things. but they have great food usually too

    Cons

    not so fun most of the time except every other tuesday when its taco night that is when it gets crazy and all the fun things happen


  8. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is good in general. Logs of work and learning opportunities.lots of smart people . brimming with energy

    Cons

    None.. At least I cudnt find any

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of talent co-workers, good training

    Cons

    too much bureaucrat, difficulty to get anything started.

    Advice to Management

    reduce the middle layers, and get more effective.


  10. A place of smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing in Los Gatos, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company attracted really smart people.

    Cons

    People are shellshocked from all the layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinventing


  11. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours with great pay and benefits. International company with opportunities around the globe. It is a pleasure to work for them.

    Cons

    Not sure how to say a negative about Cisco. A lot is asked, but you are rewarded for great work.

    Advice to Management

    Work Life Balance



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