Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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  1. Software Engineer

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (depends on your supervisor)
    Remote work (depends on your supervisor)
    Company transport
    Medical Benefits
    Great training and learning opportunities
    Employee Stock Purchase Program
    Internal movement opportunities
    Good work-life balance
    Good company culture

    Cons

    Slow vertical growth
    Slow on salary hikes
    Frequent lay-offs

    Advice to Management

    Please be clear in communication and also mitigate the impact of lay-offs. Otherwise, thanks for keeping CISCO a great place to work

  2. Pretty Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptionally good work life balance! Although it mostly depends on your boss, you'll be most probably not judged for WFHs and leaves if you do your work properly.
    Compensation is according to industry standards.
    Very Nice office in Banaglore

    Cons

    Growth is not terrible but it's not too good when compared to a few others. Also it get really difficult to align to company strategy as we find a new buzz word every month and run around it.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to be VERY VERY clear in your goals, and don't change them every month! Also, you should look into the frequent re orgs happening.

  3. Cisco Video Technologies - Better avoid

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Note: This is about Cisco Video Technologies.
    It was OK before Cisco acquisition at least in terms of the limited technology they work on.
    It had the charm of a 'small' company before.

    Cons

    Note: This is about Cisco Video Technologies.
    1. Heavy Politics, favoritism.
    2. Enormous number of managers , some managers have merely 1 or 2 direct reporting employee!
    3. After Cisco acquisition, Nds (D)Managers are struggling to keep their positions.
    4. Bonus/company Share and other perks for only if you are in a "well connected " loop , ie if you are your managers favorite.
    5. Initial employees who played dirty politics during NDS days and who was having NDS EMP_No < 200 became managers. Don't expect any etiquette not managerial skills from them.
    6. LayOffs
    7. Good that Cisco removed Bell Curve. This tool was used by Nds managers as a means to give big hike only to managers favorites.
    8. Work wise, you will be doing repetitive work.
    9. If you are in Manual QC job, this is going to be their end of career. (Play with TV and remote)
    10. Basically after Cisco acquisition, Managers are feeling the heat, they are brutally exposed of their incompetence.

    Many More....

    Advice to Management

    What is the point.

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  5. Good company to work with

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible timings, performance based salary hikes

    Cons

    frequent lay offs since last 2 years in some divisions irrespective of individual performance.

  6. Great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and up-to-date technology

    Cons

    Few old guys working for years acts like ring masters

  7. A Great place to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, lot of scope for learning, great to build the career

    Cons

    the work culture is more dependant on the team

  8. Good opportunities to learn, good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn, work from home option, work time flexibility

    Cons

    work-life balance due to more work pressure, tough competition among peers.

  9. Great company to work for. John has clear vision for IoE and IoT.

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, Freedom to express and innovate, great perks and benefits

    Cons

    High level politics at exec mgmt level proves to be defaming Cisco culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of biased, unfruitful old timers from management, who have not been able to show positive results in 2 years.
    Consider employee satisfaction and value transparent feedback about management. Although skip level meetings happen but those sitting in mgmt bracket are hardly impacted. Management having employee escalations must be asked to step down.

  10. Great Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transformation and being part of this

    Cons

    Constant reorgs keeps everyone guessing

    Advice to Management

    Do less of reorgs

  11. One of the best companies to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand value, exciting work culture, extremely friendly and approachable managers.

    Cons

    Cons - Zero. There is absolutely nothing negative to tell. Cisco rocks, as always.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos to this great company & its management team

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