Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the last remaining pro (in 666 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home when needed or desired (in 369 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is nonexistent (in 184 reviews)

  • BIG company that treats employees as interchangeable (in 170 reviews)

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  1. Technical Marketing Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good people and good access to technology and training if you're motivated and want to learn. Good ability to move around if your can relocate as required.

    Cons

    Communications between different business units is difficult and sometimes they loose sight of the bigger picture.

    Advice to Management

    We know hardware is struggling and we see what to do about it so why are we struggling to execute.


  2. Great place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

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

    Pros

    Leadership, Benefits and compensation are great.

    Cons

    Tbh nothing, maybe less office politics

    Advice to Management

    Keep it this way.


  3. Working full time for close to 8 years in multiple cities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work location Flexibility, Mobile working, trusts employees, lot of internal training resources, good use of technology, cool factor,

    Cons

    big company syndrome creeping in.. lot of incompetence being hired and promoted in some pockets... more focus on the how rather than the what (means more important than end) unfortunately

    Advice to Management

    need to get a pulse of reality, management is creating more and more layers and people up are increasingly distant from reality


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  5. working for cisco systems (hk) ltd

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    Former Employee - Bid Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Bid Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    balanced work-life, very flexible, full suite of collaboration tools that can fit your working habits.

    Cons

    on your own. virtually self-supported. work as silo most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    provide more internal promotion opportunity rather than seeking from the market.


  6. Great Company to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary compared to most of the peers in the industry
    Flexible on work location
    Able to learn the cutting edge technology
    Manager-employee relationships are good, the communication is straightforward and transparent.

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities for newly joined employee.
    Office politic is very serious in some teams, especially in China.
    Easily get laid-off when the companies performance goes bad.



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