Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Can work from home a couple days of the week.

    Cons

    get crazy during product launches


  2. Great company!

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people; Great management; Good opportunities

    Cons

    Have to drink the Kool-Aid!


  3. Account Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great lifestyle, great people, great opportunity to build a network in the industry

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for upward career growth due to maturity of company

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal systems to allow sales team to focus more on sales and less on admin work.


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  5. Offers challenging opportunities

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide spectrum of partners within organization to offer perspectives. Collaborative leadership

    Cons

    There is always more work to do


  6. Good company to work for!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, great benefits, travel

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, moving slow.


  7. technical lead

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good work - great culture and value - good people

    Cons

    - politics - slow growth - delayed execution

    Advice to Management

    - sr mgmt should be closer to the ground realities


  8. Awesome Place to work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The place is a really fun place to work. They are adapting to be more like a young company to change and keep with the times. Switching to open layout. A lot of people here have been working for years showing good retention which means good place to work.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a lot of the small perks other big companies have like subsidized food, free gym, bikes and other added bonus that help keep the culture alive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Technical Lead

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - new technology teams work like startup and provide a lot to learn. So enjoy working in new technology teams.

    Cons

    - even though you learn a lot and work a lot, it is not recognized as old school guards don't understand the new technologies. So engineers will leave to work for a startup.

    Advice to Management

    - increase the salary to industry standard even before employees ask for it. If you value a employee, pay them well and not wait for them to leave.


  10. Solutions Architect

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good salary, opportunity to work with many customers and exciting technologies.

    Cons

    To get the technical opportunities, pre-sales or a lot of travel may be required. If you want to do post-sales but not have to travel much you may find yourself doing a lot of crappy non-technical work. Also, the Cisco management style is very hands off.

    Advice to Management

    It would be lovely to have more feedback - good and bad.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Decent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Work from home - Smart coworkers - Good bonuses - Always something new to learn (Work with new technologies) - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Raises were almost non-existent. I had one SMALL raise in the 6-7 years I was there - Too much travel - Layoffs - No work/life balance - Compensation not up to par with other companies



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