Cisco Systems Reviews in Hong Kong

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 597 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 338 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 176 reviews)

  • The result is a dilution of culture and a race towards big company mediocrity (in 159 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working full time for close to 8 years in multiple cities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    working for cisco systems (hk) ltd

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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