Cisco Systems India

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Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
520 Reviews
3.7
520 Reviews
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Cisco Systems India Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers
John T. Chambers
242 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Vertical growth is slow as its a product company (in 20 reviews)

  • Work-life balance largely dependent on the BU, and team in particular (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

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

    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
  2. 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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    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
  3.  

    Good company

    • 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

    Pros

    new innovations,new technology exposures. Great work-life balance

    Cons

    growth is slow, drastic changes in management,new methodologies being implemented every few months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rigorous training so far

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Highly rigorous training, will set you really good. Many perks involved with working at cisco.

    Cons

    the work timings for the profile offered are not so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good employee supportive

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Exposure ,empowerment, work life balance, cross collaboration

    Cons

    Far from city, no city office, connectivity b/w buildings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very limited lateral move opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Infrastructure, Great People

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Lot of talented engineers to work with.

    Cons

    None i can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow an open door policy to all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good work environment and culture

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    getting worse and bad....

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

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, Good company for trainings, and learning

    Cons

    High level politics, routine lay-off, no criteria for lay-off, now days more US centric, promotions only in you are in a political group. Not any more good company to work for... it is a ice berg...
    no scope for growth if you are hard working....political pressure to share your work with some favourable workers...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You always look your self in the mirror before making any hard decision. You should change the strategy, frequent lay-offs never helped company. You should start considering the employee feedback from exit interviews , instead of loosing good and hard working employees. This year you had lost of at least 50% of hard working people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok, Not great.

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    WFH culture and the chilled out attitude.

    Cons

    Slow in adapting new technologies, compensation is on low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for their work not other things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Reasonable place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Work life balance, good infrastructure, work from home

    Cons

    Slow growth, Not a lot of consideration for technical people, Good place to grow as a manger

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