Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but top-heavy and losing innovative capability

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work and live balance, flexible work-from-home arrangements, ample learning opportunities, and surrounded by some great talents...

    Cons

    Top heavy, politics, working environment not great, not enough diversity in employee background, way too many re-orgs due to management changes

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve working environment, especially remote sites; and need to avoid frequent restructuring


  2. Cisco

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great vision, culture and openess

    Cons

    Pockets of middle management entrenched in archaic views driving heavy handed process and bureaucracy. Emphasis on innovation from senior management is not translated into action by middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the great vision and culture permeates middle management. Hold middle management accountable.


  3. Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Acworth, GA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home and a great staff

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep busy to the level I require


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  5. Customer Advocacy Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    I like the Flexibility and ability to work anywhere

    Cons

    Much of the staff is older unless you're in Sales or Marketing

    Advice to Management

    Great job training leaders to be open minded


  6. HTOM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Flexibility and virtual office is nice

    Cons

    Huge culture that takes time to adopt


  7. BA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor

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

    Pros

    not too hard to go with it, 5 run

    Cons

    Easy going, hard work, nice people

    Advice to Management

    May be we can have more flexible Hours?


  8. Social Media Strategist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the environment is wonderful and the opportunities are excellent.

    Cons

    Some of the management an upper leaders are out of touch with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your workers role more intimately and lead accordingly.


  9. Developer

    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good,new technology.lot of opportunity.Challeging work environment.

    Cons

    Like any other big organisation , lot of layer.


  10. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Garden, FL

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

    Pros

    Working from home, great compensation, empowerment (usually), trust, integrity

    Cons

    overlook people who could be promoted because they just aren't visible enough.


  11. Great Culture and Benefits

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

    Good corporate citizenship
    Leading technology
    People matter
    Constant opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    Long hours (nothing unusual for Silicon Valley)
    Advancement takes a long time



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