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Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 443 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

(203 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance(in 112 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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    Software Engineer I (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat Place to work at, Very helpful colleagues,

    ConsNot enough onboarding when you join as new college hire

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good work-life balance

    Software Engineer II (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork-life balance and freedom to employees. You can work the way you like as long as you meet deadlines (which are not so tight anyway). Very good opportunities to get trained in CCNA, CCNP and CCIE

    ConsEmployees need to proactively manage their personal growth - otherwise there is a possibility of getting stuck in the same role for many years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    8 years of experience in Cisco systems.

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros- flexibility
    - work from home options
    - good colleagues
    - teamwork

    Cons- weird managers managing team which cause stress in life/team.

    Advice to Senior Managementthey need to hire good managers, compensation can be made better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cisco is a nice and open company to work with

    Architect (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsOpen Environment
    Casual yet professional attitude
    Good exposure to Trainings
    Learning & Development is very open and accessible by all employees for registrations

    ConsCompensation & bonuses are big cons
    The work location, exit and entry to the campus is difficult
    Inter office shuttle is not very convenient

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values and the innovation keeps happening in the company, but i would like to stress that the Compensation & Bonuses are huge motivational factors for every employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to work if one wants to know the latest technological trends; but growing up the company is very difficult

    Engineer, Technical Marketing (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsExposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance

    Consyearly compensation increase is poor (sometimes without increment as well) growing up the corporate ladder is extremely difficult

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good workplace after 5+ years of experience. Not ideal for freshers

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork from home is possible.
    Work quality/opportunities is varying. It has been very good for me.
    No. 1 company for networking. Has many teams where you can switch your role easily
    Bangalore Campus has excellent facilities like gym, outdoor/indoor sports.

    ConsNot ideal for freshers as good opportunities are not given in the beginning.
    Very frugal in budget. Pay hike and bonus is not consistent.
    The growth cycle is almost fixed and does not give much exceptions to excellent performers.
    Work can reduce drastically over some weeks as projects gets cancelled frequently due to high level management issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    cisco is a great company to work for

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prosvariety of products and domains. Lot of knowledge to gain

    Consas the company is big, competition increases and prospects for growth becomes challenging

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Experience at Cisco

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Environment. Flexible timings. Policies are good

    ConsManagement is not cooperative. It will always defect driven methodology.

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    Cisco is a good place to work, India operation can definitely be run better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork culture in Cisco as a global company is good. Work and work life balance is decent.

    ConsRecognition and compensation are not based on merit. Culture in Cisco India has changed very much due to rapid expansion. Local management is not effective and hence teams are not productive enough to justify the costs to company. Talent and people are not valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more engaged with India team. Direct interaction with employees will help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good to work at cisco but not great

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsWork is good. flexible work culture. employee benefits include medical checkup, work form home and broadband reimbursement.good recreation facilities.

    Consmanagement stingy to pay salary and bonus. personal growth is slow. partiality in management .
    once u join the u are growth will be in hands direct manager.

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