Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Great Place to work

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

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

    Pros

    Laid back easy workplace management cared about people, food often brought in for all

    Cons

    Tons of hours, not expected but needed to hit targets. Getting exact information required sometimes difficult

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do but inform your employees more


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    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cisco is high technology so there are constant learning opportunities. Cisco is well respected in the industry. Cisco has high integrity so you can count on Cisco to do the right and fair thing. Employees are given good benefits and are well paid. Cisco offers flexible work hours. Cisco generally promotes from within.

    Cons

    The engineering organization is very product focused creating internal politics, internal competition, and overlapping solutions. The approach leads to snowflake solutions that are too often not easier to integrate together than a bunch of disparate vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco is at a crossroads. It needs a strong vision with coordinated engineering. It has been organized in product silos for a long time and needs to make adjustments to create solutions that span places and segments.


  3. Best Company

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

    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

    The work environment is very good .

    Cons

    Doesn't pay equal salary to acquired employees when compared to direct Cisco employees

    Advice to Management

    Please pay equal salary to acquired employees as the directly hired employees


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  5. Very good company to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging work, very good atmosphere, very good management team

    Cons

    No proper salary raise for long term employees. New lateral hires get more.

    Advice to Management

    Salary market correction should be done often


  6. Best Intern Experience

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You learn a lot
    Employee multi culture

    Cons

    Some departments suddenly close and layoffs occur


  7. Software engineer

    • 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 company is a great place to work. Flexible work space, many talents

    Cons

    The management is pushing very hard. No free drink, Not free food. The work space is tight.


  8. Services Sales

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good base salary and overall comp plan

    Cons

    Getting harder to get to escalators


  9. Great Place to work, learn and add value to your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager, Scrum Master in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Program Manager, Scrum Master in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Facility, flexibility and work-life balance.
    Learning opportunities,
    Good Compensation in the Industry.

    Cons

    Too many Frequent re-orgs in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please lets have lesser re-orgs, this hampers the employee productivity and the innovation.


  10. Positive Experience

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work culture, Employee Friendly , Good Benefits, Challenging work

    Cons

    too much work in some teams, less onsite oppurtinity


  11. Very Satisfied with my current role

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

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

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

    Pros

    The culture, flexibility, role and visibility. The open door policy and employee empowerment are the best.

    Cons

    Job security since there is no visibility on what will happen and why. The transformation the IT industry is going through is causing this churn, but some clarity will help.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring every year is something should be managed better..



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