Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. One of the best companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    innovative products, cutting edge technology, excellent work life balance and a great deal of flexibility with respect to work from home

    Cons

    perks can be slightly better, food at cafeteria is really bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more flexibility for inter departmental transfers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. great place to work for due to its work culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    so many new things to learn and vast information & resources available
    innovative minds to work with

    Cons

    there is a lot of competition since you will be working with people with excellent skill sets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good company to work for

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Well cultured, lots of option to explore, policies are good

    Cons

    No accountability,
    Usual politics are there, everything depend on manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. One of the best place to work in India at least.

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Excellent work life balance with relatively good quality of work .
    2. Excellent culture.
    3. Really things about employee comfort.
    4. One of the best facilitate campus.

    Cons

    1. Experience vary Business group to Business group.
    2. Few of lateral hire manager completely screwing up the culture and reputation of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To India Management .

    Please please for the sake of heaven groom manager rather hiring them from sub standard typical indian service company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good company 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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good people to work with
    Great company culture
    Good perks and facilities
    Good salary

    Cons

    No relocation option
    Mid level management is not great
    Frequent reorg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Work Culture is good, work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Every year they bought lot of companies and increased there employee strength and to reduce the cost lay off people
    from the business unit which is not working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. good company to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    lot of beuorcarcy involved so motivation goes down over the time and also lot of reorg which effect lots of people

  9. HTTS Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good money and up to date with latest technologies

    Cons

    Layoffs and changing strategy every quarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. .

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    good work life balance, good food

    Cons

    None that i know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great place to work at

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies, good benefits

    Cons

    Acquisitions lead to chaos and lack of clarity, road map in the acquired companies, this needs to be looked into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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