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  1.  

    Good Environment to grow in networking industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, 401k Match

    Cons

    no work life balance, too much work and every year possibility of LR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill confidence in employees by avoiding LRs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough to be remote from San Jose

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Talks teamwork and cooperation but pits employees against each other for raises and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of most of the middle management and return to running the company the way it was in the late 90s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Lack of DNA

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Great Products.....
    Opportunities for those whose face fits

    Cons

    Silos
    Meetings for meeting sake
    top heavy management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work culture, flexible

    • 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

    Pros

    You get all freedom to do things, free to innovate and execute, transparent work culture

    Cons

    Need to look at employee salary compared to its US payment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    excellent company, great culture, excellent leadership strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Design Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Design Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    excellent company, great culture, excellent leadership strategy

    Cons

    silos, silos, silos, silos, silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    excellent leadership strategy, let innovation foster even after acquisitions....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Awesome

    • 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 is good

    Cons

    No big innovation happening here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try new arenas and dont have frequent layoffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Had a pretty good experience here

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Flexibility, Laid-back culture, smart people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, office politics, less innovative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cisco is an excellent employer. Management really cares about their employees and ensures career growth and reward.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good bonus and decent compensation. Very team focused , people deal is big. It is possible to excel and grow.

    Cons

    Company has been laying off a percentage of the work force every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise salary structure, match with new age companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cisco is a big company so the working environment could vary from BU to BU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    relatively stable job in general unless your BU is not making money. Benefits are good. People in general will get cash bonus every year unless it is a bad year.

    Cons

    very slow growth in compensation. Work can get very crazily but no additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the growth rate on compensation. The current rate is so slow/stagnant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best company to work at

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    challenging work , good work life balance and you will get to learn a lot

    Cons

    no cons no cons no cons

    Approves of CEO

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