Cisco Systems Reviews in Beijing, Beijing

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 630 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 182 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 165 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience with Cisco

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful mentor.
    Well construction on information security.
    Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Much of group meetings makes a bit inefficient.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great work experience in Cisco but bad in China

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Empower employee to pursue opportunity found in the market

    Cons

    Worse top management in China, out of control in Cloud, Channel partner system and market pricing. It's pace to lose to Huawei if keep so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Although not perfect, but it is still a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    As the IT industry giant, Cisco hold very complete product line, also has a relatively high market share. For young people, is a good place to display their talent, learning foreign culture. The company is relatively stable, providing salary and benefits in the medium level in the industry.

    Cons

    The scale of the company expanded too fast, especially in recent years, the number of employees is growing too fast. Similar with those giant companies, the company has the inevitable emergence of internal bureaucratic, slow response to market changes and competition. More and more policies and procedures within the company, account team need to waste a lot of time dealing with internal affairs. Wages have also gradually became less competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should simplify the internal mechanism and process, keep the company agility. Recovery of salary growth mechanism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits, friendly colleagues, well-paid, but intensive, no work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cisco is a great, well-known company. It is good for your career building and connection networking. They also provide good benefits. Furthermore, the colleagues in the company are really friendly and very good to work with!

    Cons

    The work is very intensive. Cisco set an aggressive annual goal which could not meet, so that you cannot get full commission every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The decision making process is relatively slow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    good platform to work, learn.

    Cons

    some confuse for future developing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    good salary, leading position in the market.

    Cons

    intensive task, often working day and night and weekend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Business Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    develop innovative way to seize market opportunity.

    Cons

    limited links to industry application.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    deep into technology world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    tons of resource for helping employee deep into technology world

    Cons

    workloads is is a little bit heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help employee to balance work and life better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Networking Company for working!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    new idea and new technology on routing, switching, wireless, security, voice and video. change the way we work, live, play and learn.

    Cons

    working very hard. flexible working time means work at any time. facing very challenge competitive environment on every segment. changing every year for adaptive marking environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the right strategy, hire the right person, focus on China competitor in the following year. keep innovation on new area technology.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cisco is young. it is still a good work place but need to improve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Cisco is the leading company in network. It shows strong leadership and mindset. The traditional competitor is more and more far away. Now Cisco drives innovation proactive in the Web 2.0 world and providing more attractive products and services like Telepresence and Webex, etc.
    Change is corporate culture. If you are not change yourself, you will be changed by others or out. :)

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and not increase quite a long time. The compensation plan is not good.
    Promotion is not easy recognized and sometime you have to stay in same position over years.
    Human resource dept is not value for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take more time to listen what staff expect and feeling.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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