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  1.  

    An excellent place to work, with very talented people.

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Great perks for employees, but you haver to earn them like all other things. Great work enviroment.

    Cons

    None no far, everything is excellent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience as Software Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern

    I worked at Cisco Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Expected it to be very corporate and cubicle like, but environment was open and the people were very helpful. Team structure allowed working with many different mentors. Work life balance seems better than at other big tech companies. Unexpected Perks

    Cons

    Not much. Not too much contact with other interns. Didn't have a capstone project but neither do any of the other employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    • Network Engineer of SNMP team, automated various protocols on Cisco’s most profitable device, Catalyst 6500 switches.

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    The work cultrue is the best. Work flexibility gives me more time for myself. Teammates are very helpful

    Cons

    Hike is not given very often.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Slow moving processes to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Experience that provide significant growth opportunity and reward.

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, Leadership, Training, Opportunity, Benefits

    Cons

    Trying to seek employment with Cisco again, but as with many large companies its difficult to obtain attention of the recruiters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company with leading technology

    • 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

    Progressive
    Open to ideas
    Great people

    Cons

    If you don't like large companies, don't apply.
    Need to enjoy working across matrix environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The perfect place to work

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is so much positive about Cisco, they really focus on taking care of their employees which in turn makes them brand activists. They have day care services for employees with children, on-site dental for employees at specific locations like the San Jose campus, inexpensive cafeterias with assortment of food selections, shuttles from major cities like SF to SJ and back, gyms, showers and lounge areas for when you just don't want to leave :).

    As a contractor it's also nice that they offer bonuses, pay increases, and they treat you like an employee with flex hours, meaning that if you complete all your projects or tasks, it's time to head out for the day, they aren't going to watch the clock or expect you to be in at specific hours. In fact, you can pretty much set your own schedule provided you work it out with your manager. Working from home is always an option as well, though the weekly activities they do in the office makes it very enjoyable to come in often.

    They also provide continuous education courses both in-person and on-demand recordings for all areas of learning to both contractors and employees. Cisco is really big on providing growth opportunities to it's work force, so if want to learn about Digital Marketing or get a CCT they have courses available, many for no charge or significantly reduced rate for contractors and employees.

    Management is very approachable and the work environments are open seating areas so the work force is very collaborative while on site.

    Cons

    Not any that have directly impacted me or my team, however like many large global companies out there it can be slow to act and you do hear about broad layoffs to the work force like any publicly traded company that has shareholders and dividends to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is the best environment I've ever worked in and I can see why Cisco has won so many awards for most ethical company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Allows you to go at your own pace and control the outcomes.

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

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

    Pros

    Open work culture across the company
    Benefits
    Flexible work life balance
    relocation options to adjacent positions within the company

    Cons

    Big company attitude
    Not very nimble in some areas
    Slower pace of decisions compared to a smaller company or startup

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Training

    • 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

    The company invests in it's employees with on-going training to assist you in your job role. The training is good, it really benefits the department and employees. The management is structured and is pretty flexible in it's ability to make changes, they are very forward thinking and demonstrate it in it's everyday management of the employee's ability to try new things and step out of the box.

    Cons

    The stress level is very high, the demands are high. They give you freedom but everything lives and dies around making the numbers every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking at new ways to hit the numbers while lowering stress levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing and innovative company to be at.

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible and great work-life balance. Great co-workers, fun environment, and you work with very intelligent people. There is always something new to learn.

    Cons

    The only big problem is Cisco enjoys cleaning house with layoffs almost yearly. The whole experience causes a lot of anxiety with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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