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Cisco Systems India Reviews in Bangalore

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 301 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

(155 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Vertical growth is slow as its a product company (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance largely dependent on the BU, and team in particular (in 13 reviews)

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    The best work life experience you will have!

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsFlexibility, team work, Office Culture, open environment, and importance for Innovation.

    ConsProfessional growth can be very slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure in a team is very important

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work.

    IT Engineer II (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork from Home.
    Good Challenging Work.
    Great Perks/ Benefits.
    Good trainings and career oppurtunities inside the company.

    ConsGenerally, raises every year are not that great. Unless there's a promotion, the salary remains almost flat year over year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good work-life balance; futuristic projects get canned!!

    Software Engineer IV (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood work life balance
    very fun atmosphere and campus
    lot of resources to learn

    Conslot of futuristic projects get canned
    quality has degraded alarmingly

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    Good place to work

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat Work culture. Lot of support for new ideas and Innovatio. Excellent Work & Life balance.

    ConsHard to get promotion. Very less recognitions and rewards. Career growth is slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company to work

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. work life balance
    2.nice cab facility
    3. good work culture if you are in the right team

    Cons1. too many reorgs in recent times.
    2. No pay hike, bonus, promotion
    3.layoffs in recent times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many reorgs affect the engineers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not for Finance folks at India level, maybe good at HQ

    Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWORK LIFE BALANCE (Routine jobs & restricted job responsibility to high quality employee result in lot of free time)

    ConsSystems & Processes are not aligned, Multiple systems created in silos & they dont talk to each other

    Quality of Work is poor at country level, maybe good at HQ

    Inflexible HR policy, Bad Gross to Net take home ratio

    No ONE Finance approach

    Finance treated as support function & not business partner/ advisory.. you know what i mean !

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrive & Foster innovation at country level (bottoms up !!), build integrated systems.

    Map talent to roles (esp lateral hires): Don't throw money recruiting high experience quality resources for jobs good for freshers !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company where you will get good work life balance

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsVery good work life balance. You will get decent work if you fight for it and it purely depends on the team/project you are into.

    ConsCompensation may be appear good at the time of joining but you should forget great hikes after joining. Growth with respect to compensation is sluggish. Very frequent re-organization and employee retention is very poor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work. But last few Years Culture is changing more of a India MNC

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsCulture is very good. Flex work options.

    ConsLow salary , frequent layoff, frequent Re-org, Inexperience Mid-Management Leaders, More of process company and avoiding techies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease chance the culture "EVERYONE CAN BE REPLACED " .Should consider Talent retention.

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    Its a good company to work with good work life balance

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. Good Manager with lots of technical experience and knowledge
    2. Good Work-life balance
    3. Work From Home option is better
    4. Facilities are excellent , especially transport

    Cons1. Frequent reorganisation and firing , which makes employee very insecure and talented people tend to look for new opportunities else where
    2. Too many redundant products, and different products compete among themselves within the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing but make sure not many reorg happens

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cisco has a great work culture apart from the cutting edge technology and solid experts.

    Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat people, good technology to learn, length and breadth of options in telecom domain, work-culture

    ConsNot a negative side, but it's something which some of you may feel it is. One has to take ownership of his/her own career. Doing things which are assigned simply will not let the career graph grow. One need to take extra initiatives to prove time and again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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