Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the last remaining pro (in 666 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home when needed or desired (in 369 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is nonexistent (in 184 reviews)

  • BIG company that treats employees as interchangeable (in 170 reviews)

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  1. Good

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, challenging job, Great salary

    Cons

    Mediocre facility, Bad food court, No Gym

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up the facility in Chennai


  2. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes doing the job is not enough, you should know how to market it.


  3. Good company to work with

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place for networking aspiring engineers & managers Amazing campus Flexible

    Cons

    Too many BUs Cross interaction is difficult


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  5. Great company

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

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

    Pros

    New technology,work life balance,good experts

    Cons

    Nothing in my mind ,all is great


  6. Engineering Manager

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance , Good exposure to technologies , Good work environment, Industry standard Salary , Additional benefits like transportation e.t.c , good organization structure, good cafetaria, Good infrastrcuture

    Cons

    internal politics too much , too many reorganizations , focus is missing, low increments , groupism, recognition is not transparent , Bangalore is mostly doing maintenance , too many people wasting time in cafetaria.

    Advice to Management

    Provide transparent recognition, Simpllfy organization structure, keep directions clear and focussed for some time. Avoid too many changes. Remove bad fishes from the pond.


  7. Product Management/ Product Marketing

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a Product manager you truly get great empowerment to explore and execure new business initiatives. In terms of company culture Cisco truly provides fantastic flexibility to the new age professional to work-from-anywhere, balance personal-work priorities. Cisco also has some of the brightest talent in the industry giving you the ability to take on complex technical challenges for the customer. Cisco teaches you to be customer focused at the expense of everything else.

    Cons

    Company works in multiple silos, so if you are stuck in a business group which is not doing well, you will be affected in all ways - salary, promotion, hikes etc ... So it is important to be in a growth segment of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent churn at the senior management level is not conducive for a healthy long term oriented marketing team. India being the second largest R&D center for Cisco, the leadership has to also invest time in creating a growth path for senior talent on the business side as well.


  8. Good place to start and grow

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge innovation, good salary, good perks and benefits, employee friendly.

    Cons

    Large company, so you are one among the many employees. Growth potential is limited. Some managers are unnecessary. People may become lazy because of the salary/perks/benefits they get.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people development.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good HR Practices

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

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment Good Co workers Good HR Policies

    Cons

    Nothing challenging . Quite a lot of politics Lack of Meritocracy A lot of bareaucracy - good for a retired life


  10. work environment

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

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

    Pros

    It is a best company to learn in a flexible manner.

    Cons

    i found some employees, who were doing politics and got promoted. Some of employees's behavior to contractors is not good, they not even listen to contractors.


  11. Engineering Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cisco is a culture rich company, It spends huge effort in listening to its employees . It is one of the best company one can work for. If some one wants to learn and grow this is the place. Cisco's culture becomes part of your DNA year on year . Leadership is very inspiring, Previous CEO was the leader of the market . In-Comming CEO is dynamic. We need to see how he is going to take cisco to next level. Bangalore campus is awesome place to work . Employees are provided with world class infrastructure . Cab's are provided for every nook and corner of Banagalore, which are of great comfort. Great Work Great Work Life Balance Great Culture Awesome Vision

    Cons

    Few Managers dont understand the culture , they spoil the name . But not many .

    Advice to Management

    You guys rock !!! Change is one thing you guys know how to ride !!



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