Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Cisco

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

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

    Pros

    Work from home - amazing, laptop provided - sweet, professional co-workers - PRICELESS!

    Cons

    None, nadda, zero, & all good here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for being there for me when I had a family matter to attend to.


  2. Good company

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is good in general. Logs of work and learning opportunities.lots of smart people . brimming with energy

    Cons

    None.. At least I cudnt find any

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. good company

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    lots of talent co-workers, good training

    Cons

    too much bureaucrat, difficulty to get anything started.

    Advice to Management

    reduce the middle layers, and get more effective.


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  5. A place of smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing in Los Gatos, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The company attracted really smart people.

    Cons

    People are shellshocked from all the layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinventing


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place, but easy to get lost

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a great company that will provide you ample opportunity, provided you're able to "get out." Some groups invest in their people more than others. If you're in the "right" one, it will be awesome.

    Cons

    It's hard to get out of some positions that have a negative stigma attached. Bonuses are not structured fairly. Cisco is moving away from telecommunting so it's hard to find advancement if you're not in the right city.

    Advice to Management

    Create an easier plan to manage people out, especially managers. I had a bad manager and she should have been let go or put on a plan. Instead, she was pushed to another group as their problem.


  8. Glassdoor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Company and lots of places to move around in to.

    Cons

    Remote manager can be challenging to work with and get good reviews from as they dont see you working so have a hard time understanding what you are actually doing.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the managers really need some people skills training, rather than just being scared all the time.


  9. Leadership is far too saturated

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Networking giant and by working for them you learn an incredible amount about networking and the tech industry. Great place to launch a career.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like the work you do is insignificant due to the sheer size of the company. Incredibly difficult to move up the corporate ladder. Culture is pretty stiff.

    Advice to Management

    To attract millennials to work for the company, start by changing the culture paradigm. Recognize and reward talent accordingly if you want to retain your A+ players.


  10. 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


  11. Product Owner

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

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

    Pros

    Has very flexible work environment. Provides ample opportunity to learn and develop skills. Exposure to diverse training opportunities. Valued contribution gets recognized by senior management.

    Cons

    Resource overload and often lack of clear definitions of roles and responsibilities result in conflicts. More importance is given to personal relationship rather than performance



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