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Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
449 Reviews

3.8
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Joyous experience at cisco

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with no card swipe

    Cons

    - - - - -

  2.  

    A very good Brand

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

    Pros

    Need i say more? Cisco/Google are companies that people dream of. Good work. Lots to learn. Lots of WFH, etc. But, there is huge pressure in People Mgmt Roles.

    Cons

    Money wise I would say there are slightly lesser scale. But, you wont regret that for the brand you get in your resume.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cisco is Best!

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

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible work hours

    Cons

    none - - - -

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer II
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer II

    Pros

    Good compensation, great people to work with

    Cons

    odd and sometimes long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work from home should be given to support employees as well!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company - but question outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture at Cisco is amazing. Very relationship based - with a high degree of respectful debate. There is no shortage of great ideas, nor empowerment to execute on those ideas.

    Cons

    Its been a tough run lately. With layoffs and a big emphasis on location strategy, the stress level is high. In addition, most of the growth lately has been solely due to acquisitions - not core.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. We have a problem and need to act ASAP!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    good company to hone your skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - good developer community to learn
    - enough opportunities to grow

    Cons

    - its upto the individual to chart his/her growth story
    - politics of hierarchy like many other big companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee goals need to be tracked better to ensure continuous growth, this includes correct feedback at regular intervals and not just at the end of the appraisal cycles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    cisco is a solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    flexible work environment where you can work from home whenever needed. solid pay and predictable bonuses.

    Cons

    Once you are in it is difficult to move up to higher salary and grade. lots of politics when it comes to promotions and raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Employer to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    flexible with good work life balance

    Cons

    low pay , and profit sharing with the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    The way how people see it ....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Cisco might just be that you if you are a competent and productive engineer, you have quite a bit of flexibility in defining your role and your contribution level. If you are really gunning for promotions, look for a good group, find a niche, take on roles that are difficult or un-wanted, and work your rear end off. If you want to coast and balance your time between work and other interests, then find a steady group, manage your time well, and you can stay safe in your job with just about 40 hours of work a week... and you might have the flexibility to telecommute or work from home.

    Cons

    There is one other danger I must mention. This applies even in 'good' groups. There is a tendency at Cisco to just keep loading you with more and more responsibilities until you actually stand up and say enough. If this is an interesting job, you might find that you are spending more time on work than you had originally planned, at the expense of family, friends, etc. So decide for yourself how much you want to work and what your goals are. And then be prepared to work with your management to define the appropriate role.
    No one will come and ask you what you want at Cisco. You have to decide that for yourself, and then communicate it to your management.
    Also, if you do end up in a bad situation, be prepared to make an honest assessment of the situation and leave. No one likes to quit, but if you end up staying 5 or 6 years without fair rewards, you will find yourself falling well behind people who were your peers when you started... and this is really not a good experience.”

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frugality is great, but do consider spending a little more on rewarding empolyees, defining incentives, and team-building. Help change employee demographic over a period of time, so that there are more younger people. Right now there are too many senior people in the company.
    Provide better tools and resources for employees to play career growth and development over the mid- to long- term.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great ambience and awesome oppurtunities

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

    Pros

    Ambience, work culture, shifts, Timely salary

    Cons

    Politics, travel distance, performance appraisal is low, increments are hard to get,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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