Cisco Systems India

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Cisco Systems India Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
538 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Vertical growth is slow as its a product company (in 20 reviews)

  • Work-life balance largely dependent on the BU, and team in particular (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    work life was balanced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing and Rcruitment Coordinator in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Staffing and Rcruitment Coordinator in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome work culture, friendly nature, flexibility, lots of fun activities
    bigger campus & environment

    Cons

    Paid Transportation, Pay, everything else is perfectly fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the better place to work & achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cisco is a good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture. Good Compensation. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Management Politics is in all departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize the talent instead of promoting own communities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, Great Leadership and Great Work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Do your job and focus on continuous improvement to stay relevant in the industry.

    Cons

    Individuals can tend to overwork and balancing work-life is important. Never loose focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue what you are doing,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company To Work With

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    1: Good Flexible Timing
    2: Managers are really cool and knowledgeable.
    3: Good pay and parks
    4: Tomorrow starts here, a visionary
    5: Employee friendly
    6: Good location
    7: A good brand

    Cons

    1: A big company, so very difficult to get noticed that easily
    2: Way too many directors and VPs
    3: Full of gray haired employees
    4: Not much learning opportunity for freshers
    5: Employees are lazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good if you are in good project/team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and pay.Good perks and campus in Bangalore.Very good managers and bonus pay.

    Cons

    Routine lay offs which is a real concern.
    Very frequent acquisition instead of R & D in house. No good future road map for many projects and products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop the routine layoffs and focus on starting new projects with the work force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company with great respect for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hrs, good cafeteria, gym
    Abundant training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Frequent changes in business units - merger, etc.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Best thing about Cisco is the work culture, and the people. I joined this company as a fresher, and really enjoyed all the learning. Everyone from a teammate to the director and VP is approachable and open to suggestions and discussions. Additionally, if you are working on some of the relatively new products like UCS, it is a great opportunity for learning new technologies.

    Cons

    Cisco is a huge company, and thus have all the cons associated with a mammoth company. The development cycles are long, and it takes time to fix thing because there is a development ideology being followed for a product, which might have become stale for the current requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More aggressive execution of rather good plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    compensation
    Knowledge of world's latest technologies
    perks
    trainings

    Cons

    Internal Politics
    personal - growth
    Yearly hike
    Referal Politics
    Internal movement politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The salary paid is very good

    Cons

    Job stability is very less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company, but high number of prospective mental patients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - R&D Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Excellent pay, cafeteria and cab service.
    Work from home.
    Annual health checkup.

    Cons

    Lay offs - don't get fooled by claims of only bottom 5% of performers get the boot. Cisco threw out some very dedicated and talented people in 2014. Business plans change on a whim, and good people lose jobs. 2-3 years down the line, you will pay the price for the shallow decisions taken today.
    Your experience depends on which team you join. Beware if you get an offer from teams with higher percentage of Malayalees, specially women. Most of them are horrible co-workers, even if they are good at their work. They do mean and unprofessional things to bring others down and work hard to build an empire and bring more of their kind in.
    Some managers are clueless, weak, promote favouritism and play people against each other. Some of them do not possess much technical knowledge and project themselves as "people managers". If you sense that your manager is harming your career prospects and not letting you develop in the areas that interest you, do not let it go. Leave, or try to remedy the situation smartly.
    If you are not highly competitive and don't suck up to the right people, you will not survive here. You need to be tough, question everything, and trust no one.
    Every few months, you will hear news of an employee committing suicide or dying of a heart attack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intensify the background checks process. There are some people with issues such as alcoholism, psychiatric disorders, shaky educational and career background who currently work here.
    Deal strictly with bullies, even if they are good performers. HR never bothers about complaints of bullying and harassment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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