Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated September 1, 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. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced culture with exciting projects

    Cons

    Hard to "make a difference". While considered "senior" was still just a cog in the wheel


  2. IT Engineer

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encouraging, Adoptive to new technologies. Work life balance, Good peers.

    Cons

    Multi layered work environment impacts performance.


  3. Technical Lead

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    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture and environment, employee friendly

    Cons

    needs to be more aggressive


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  5. Great company to work for if you are interested in Internet of Things

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new state of art of art technologies, excellent company for work life balance

    Cons

    Huge organization and very difficult to identify resources like product managers for specific Cisco product

    Advice to Management

    Need to better leverage employees' diversity and better talent retain


  6. executive assistant

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco allows employees to challenges their career with training as well as fulfilling your day to day responsibilities

    Cons

    There is no such statement as work/life balance


  7. Interessant mais moins attractif

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Avantage de la flotte voiture interessante sinon le package benchmark a peu pres les autres poids lourds du secteur IT

    Cons

    perte de l'avantage vehicule pour les autres fonctions hors vente. peu de perspectives de developpement de carriere hors vente en France. Delocalisation des fonctions supports.


  8. Test Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace. Lots to learn and contribute.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow within company.

    Advice to Management

    Help provide opportunities to employees to grow within company.


  9. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work , great people.

    Cons

    Senior management turnover, lack of training


  10. Some Good, Some Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technical Leader Predicts market transitions. Challenges employees

    Cons

    Victim of innovators dilemma. Promote in-fighting - may the strongest survive for the company's benefit Management falls for the charmers

    Advice to Management

    Dig deeper to find out the truly worth employees Align businesses, employees to be competitive to the outside competitors


  11. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    It is the best in its class. There is no other company better than Cisco in the area of networking

    Cons

    The company watches its spending carefully. You have to make sure you stay productive.



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