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Cisco Systems India Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
447 Reviews

3.8
447 Reviews
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Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers
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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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303 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    great time working there, good for motivated individuals who want to do stuff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    good work culture, flexible working hours, employees are well taken care of. cisco has a lot to offer in terms of veriety of technologies. brand name

    Cons

    bursty work, sometimes critical problems take up long hours.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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

    Pros

    Latest Technology, get to come up with new ideas and implement.

    Cons

    At times things do move slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your Assets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    A nice place to work in. Good work life balance. Telecommuting is the best thing to happen. Top leadership is good.

    Cons

    Work progress is centered around your manager's ability to take the team forward. A manager with a very average vision and intelligence can hamper your growth here. Nothing is done to correct or train managers in this regard. Mediocrity has already set in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire managers who are too ill-equipped to lead the teams with a totally unbiased attitudes. Encouraging gossips and bad competition between team members is bad for the kind of work culture that is here and can affect the company's growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome, Good Work Culture

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

    Pros

    Hardwork is respected and needed.
    Steep learning curve, plenty of teams to look around.
    Can spend their whole career in this company and keep growing without feeling left out.
    Good managers, senior management and senior employees are extremely talented
    Well established and reasonale employee satisfaction in terms of pay and perks
    Lavish office buildings and interiors
    Bangalore has awesome weather and Cisco is the name in networks

    Cons

    Lots of work
    Hiring quality declining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more intelligent people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good place

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

    Pros

    Good work from home facility for someone who need it. Some products are good

    Cons

    Most of the products are out dated and people waste so much time on innovation and hardly do anything new. No vision in leadership and management is bad. Reorg happens once in every year and your management keeps changing. New management give special treatment to their old teams and when you sense that it is better to leave that place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All this while you are managing by acquiring new companies, I dont think even that will work going ahead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A wonderful company to start your career

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

    Pros

    Campus is great.
    Work Life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    Package is low as compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire lesser employees every year and give them more benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Political culture. No growth.

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    1) No chances of growth even if you are an outstanding performer
    2) Lot of politics in work place
    3) Senior management is not very capable
    4) Repetitive work
    5) Stress on useless things/ no challenge
    6) All the good work is outsourced to vendors
    7) Uncompetitive pay/hike/bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a broader outlook and bring challenges at work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A decent experience

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

    Pros

    wide pantheon of products, can switch internally and work on different product lines and products

    Cons

    lots of politics, top level mgmt issues, appraisals , hikes and bonus not at par with industry stds. All depends on which unit u end up working. Some units are really good while many others aren't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce process rigidity to promote innovation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to learn

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    good campus
    good cab service

    Cons

    average salary
    hike infrequent
    promo not properly regulated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on recognition and proper hike/promo being regulated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good.

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

    Pros

    1) good work life balance.
    2) work from home option is very good.
    3) very less pressure from management side.

    Cons

    1) perks are not in-line with some other top technical employer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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