Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
455 Reviews

3.8
455 Reviews
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Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers
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212 Ratings

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.  

    Market leader and an excellent company with great culture marked by customer focus, empowerment and open communication.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Technical Support  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Technical Support in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good cash and noncash compensation, flexible work environment. employees are highly empowered, great deal of open communication at all levels. values teamwork, focussed on customer's success.

    Cons

    One of the best MNCs in India by any standard. Unfortunately over last 5 years of growth Cisco has acquired some local talent at middle management level that not necessarily a cultural fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cisco needs to pay attention to their lateral hiring at Director and above level and perhaps balance that with internal promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Friendly Management
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Everything is fine.
    No cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are doing well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work life balance, flexible work hours, minimal politics, decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work from home facility
    Good benefits;
       - Stock purchase plan
       - car lease plan
    Easier to showcase your abilities to broader audience beyond immediate management
    Good opportunities to network and work with other teams beyond immediate peers

    Cons

    Pay lower than top players in industry
    Very high variation in caliber of people from different teams
    The quality of work highly dependent on the team you land up in
    Can be very process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring compensation up to industry standards
    Allow teams greater flexibility in choosing their own tools and processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for less than a year

    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
  6.  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the most amazing places to work in , the work culture is amazing , You get to work on the best technologies in the industry

    Cons

    The university connection team is not all that great , plays around with careers of a lot of people .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great org to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a great place to work in as it provides its employees great flexibility, work life balance, great benefits .company gives emphasis on values ,culture, inclusion and diversity.

    Cons

    Frequent re-organization and recent Work force reductions in last 1-2 years brought negativity and uncertainty among the employees.On compensation front it may not rank good as other competitors are way ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency is less between leadership and employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    fruitful

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

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

    Pros

    good comapny to work
    to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our 60-year history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications.

    Cons

    hell lot of work
    to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our 60-year history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more regular hike

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nowhere related to Cisco brand name, or CISCO Bangalore

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand Name, Infrastructure, Senior Management, Policies,

    Cons

    Pathetic Work Life balance, Second class immediate management, limited growth and opportunities,
    stagnant career path, very old style programming methodologies, pseudo modernism, unnecessarily process heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work/life management
    Give the engineers some time to relax, think and come up with innovative ideas
    Rotate the team
    Do not promote someone to Manager's position just for the years of experience he/she has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Work Life Balance but no Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Amazing Work Life Balance (WFH available)
    Good Salaries

    Cons

    No Growth
    Management Lacks Vision
    No Professional Culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow with Employees

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

    CISCO Video Technologies - Nothing great about it

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

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

    Pros

    CISCO brand name - If you are in the good books of senior management, you can survive even without moving a needle in this co. All the perks will be showered to you

    Cons

    No Values, Culture and vision. without these three pillars, co is bound to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SAVE THE COMPANY!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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