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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 666 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 369 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 184 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 170 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company for ppl with ideas/ thoughts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible

    Managers/ Architects respect your ideas and thoughts if they are good enough.

    Given free hand in trying out new things.Typical product company thinking.

    Good recognition for your work in form of rewards and bonuses.

    No one really bothers if you are working from office or from home until your work is done

    Good pckg while joining

    Cons

    Too many changes in prod org. Frequent schuffling of engineers.

    Layoffs becoming very common every year

    Less hikes

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Really great place to work!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, plenty to learn, opportunities to move around

    Cons

    difficult to navigate big corporate structure when new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do more to promote innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for!!

    Cons

    Nothing specific I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An Amazing company with amazing work environment and pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * A true implementor of work life balance
    * Above market average pay
    * Excellent technology
    * excellent work conditions,
    * lots of benefits that a lot of employees do not use all of them!
    * empowered AM to deliver

    Cons

    If a non-performing or anti-performing mid-management exists is difficult for higher management to identify and get rid off. Usually mid management put barriers for individual contributors to talk to VP+. Recent lay offs from the last 4 years deflated people and disoriented them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop announcing layoffs! is discouraging. Identify loyalty to your employees, identify who are really in favor of the company and not of themselves. Don't lay them off because of incompetent middle management. You can not have someone consistently delivering overachievement and just put him on the list because middle management cannot handle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Very large, good salary, easy work

    Cons

    Very large, things happen in slow motion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and salary is best in class.

    Cons

    Too many managers in heirarchy that makes things go a lot slower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the layers of management to allow better growth of deserving employees.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Cisco have many benefits. The salary is over the medium in my country.

    Cons

    My schedule was flexible, so I always receive calls at any time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have access to other open positions and you can apply. My manager always help me with my certifiations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    best

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    work life balance and lot of networking giant

    Cons

    other than networking if you are interested then not a good option

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Test IOS software features on Connected Grid routers and switches platforms.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Life and work balance, flexible work time, great opportunity to learn new skills

    Cons

    compensation is not that good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Company To Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits.
    Lots of jobs if you are in one of their primary locations

    Cons

    Goes through changes often, but it's managable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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