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Cisco Systems Reviews in Morrisville, NC

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.8 9 reviews

                             

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Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

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    Great company to work for.

    IT Engineer (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsWork life balance. Flexible at Work.

    ConsNO INNOVATION. BAD MANAGEMENT(not all)

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    Good software development experience at Cisco

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsBig company with decent benefits and opportunities to work from home.
    Good talent with lots of software experience.

    ConsLittle training allowed during the job (not enough time or department money for classes).
    Manager turn over is very high (I've had more managers than years worked there).
    Hard to see direct connection to customer with products you are working on (too many layers of people in between).
    Yearly layoffs with little concern for talented people affected has created a bad morale situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop saying management 'cares about the employees' when they obviously don't with layoff after layoff.
    Executives continue to make a killing and hop internally from job to job while the average "Joe" worries whether they will have a job next week.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love Cisco

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsHelping Colleagues
    No baby sitting by managers

    ConsToo noisy at time to concentrate on work as engineers share cubes in same area.
    Too many lay offs

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

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    Good experience

    IT Engineer (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    Pros- Friendly colleagues
    - Challenging jobs
    - Multiple opportunities to work with

    Cons- You will find yourself working after hours due to globalization
    - Dilbert is real here i.e. you will at times find yourself stuck within bureaucratic situations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Processes and Systems in Place to get the job done and to grow your career.

    Customer Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsSmall teams & Specialization, Mature Business Processes and Good Products
    Work Life flexibility
    Free Coffee
    Enough Time to catch up on cases. Tier 1 Calls are outsourced. Tier 2 Calls live transferred. Calls Rotate to other regions after 2pm.
    Good Systems for Knoweldgebase and customer support

    ConsCubicle Work Environment / support teams clustered together and lots of noise at times

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

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    Flexible company

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    Pros-Work/Life Balance
    -Flexible Work (from home, etc)
    -Chill Work Environment
    -Friendly peers and superiors

    Cons-Slow promotions
    -Slower work environment
    -Few defined/documented processes
    -No defined career pathing

    Advice to Senior Management-Define career paths (especially for younger employees)
    -Change the rewards and promotion methodology (I've heard from many older employees that the fastest way to get promoted is to leave the company and then come back - that's bad.)

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

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    CALO - CO-OP (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsLearned a lot about Cisco equipment. Developed a strong understanding of OSI layers 1 and 2. Help available when needed.

    ConsYelling chain, overreactions from duty managers, poor employee (coops) quality. Questions are encouraged but then yelled at for asking them??

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire college students with a strong work ethic, and get more involved with coops. Interview process should be much more strenuous and technical to weed out the suck ups.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Company but dealing on it's past successes

    Project Manager II (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsCisco has an impressive amount of talent and an excellent portfolio of products. They are great at selling their services, software, and hardware.

    ConsCisco relies too much on it's past successes and doesn't seem to be doing anything currently to successfully to maintain their position. Also, the company has grown beyond a start-up but still maintains that they have a "start-up mentality". This is wishful thinking. There is a huge amount of bureaucracy an inefficiency as with any company of similar size. Also, they are very big on talking about work-life balance but the reality is: If you want to be a good Cisco Employee, you are expected to live and breath Cisco.

    Some are o.k. with that and there are opportunities to succeed. However, if Cisco doesn't start moving to create new, exciting products and reclaim their efficiency and speed of development, the company will continue to lose it's market position and it's reputation in the industry will continue to degrade.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTruly encourage bottom-up change. Also, consider switching to offering dividends instead of trying to maintain the growth of a start-up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Keep up the good work

    Associate Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsBenefits and salary seem very competitive

    ConsTime and effort and I didn't like relocating

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a good job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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