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Cisco Systems Reviews in Lawrenceville, GA

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 21 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

(13 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance (for most) with plenty of tools to help get that done(in 527 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire(in 301 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance could use help esp working across geographic locations; office politics(in 159 reviews)

  • The result is a dilution of culture and a race towards big company mediocrity(in 149 reviews)

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    A technically enjoyable place to work

    Technical Leader I (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGood understanding boss. Intelligent people. Annual bonus is nice when it is given.

    ConsSchedules. Lack of leadership across groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiscuss with employees specifics about their career path and what it takes for promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ready to Move on

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGood pay and remote worker options

    ConsNo real cons other than very silo'd

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore direct communication about upcoming business climate drivers, less buzzwords

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    Prospeople are caring and want to help one another. the atmosphere is very calm. No one is hard tonesd and help is easy to find.

    ConsI do not believe there are any

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work with excellent benefits and great company culture

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    Pros-Great location (Georgia Sugarloaf campus)
    -Good bonus potential
    -Training opportunities
    -Good corporate structure
    -Great benefits
    -Beautiful campus
    -Free onsite fitness facility
    -Excellent work/life balance
    -Excellent on call pay

    Cons-Everything in the corporate world takes time. It is no different here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe one thing that was missing here was some type of group outing. Either a monthly or quarterly event would be nice. It would help to keep morale high.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too Much Wall Street

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGreat benefits. Great tech company.

    ConsToo big! Cisco now has management issues, but they are too big to catch the bad apples.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHurry up an get everyone to drink the Cisco Kookaid. The old Cisco was a company no one in their right mind would leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very interesting and rewarding work experience

    Help Desk (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsI haven't been with company long enough to make any judgement

    ConsI'm here as a contractual employee and I am here to fulfill that contract

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK Place to work

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsCool work, nice facilities - decent IT infrastructure and equipment

    ConsYou never know when the winds of change will send CISCO execs to chopping the workforce

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake up your own minds - quit throwing out the baby with the bathwater

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to work

    Technical Marketing Engineer (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsVery solid place to work, I would recommend it. .Typical enterprise environment with lots of processes to follow. It is better than not having them.

    ConsFrustrating when there is a shifting of features, end of life and end of sale announcements that do not align with customer needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, Great Benefits, Job Security

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsOpportunity to grow. Great perks. Place to start a career.

    ConsDecentralized when it comes to acquired entities. So huge that job responsibilities can either be too much or too little due to disorganized programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssimilate acquisitions entirely and move employees to where there is the greatest need.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn and meet other intelligent people!

    Logistics & Manufacturing Solutions Coop (Former Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGreat work experience, and start learning from day 1.

    ConsCompany culture a bit dull. A lot of workers work from home

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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