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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
5,412 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 666 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 369 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 184 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 170 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Solid company, good benefits, still too much hardware oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Cisco is - and I sincerely wish them continue being - a very solid and interesting company; a lot good professionals in every IT related field, there's the possibility to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Too much politics - at every possible level, going to absurd levels higher in the ladder. Though wanting to reshape as a general IT vendor - notably software - it still is a hardware one - from the tooling, through processes, to the product strategy.
    Bonus: the company'so 5 years' goals change annually

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great pay w/ flex schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Company supports work/life balance. Pay is better than average. They support flex schedule and work from home/telecommuting.

    Cons

    Sometimes lots of work can make it hard to take time off during peaks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good to work

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    This is a very good place to work with. Process is very friendly and could easily got adjusted for the same. Managers are very cooperative. They are very understandable.

    Cons

    Selection process takes time. Should be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life balance is very Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ...

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good management,
    Friendly atmosphere,
    Good for start in a big company

    Cons

    Lots of working hours,
    Far from the city :)

  6.  

    One of the leaders in being good big companies

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

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

    Pros

    -Relaxed Environment
    -People are motivated
    -Opportunities to move up in the career ladder is stated clearly
    -Shuttle availability
    -Management in my team was on point

    Cons

    You have to pay for your own catering...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome 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 full-time

    Pros

    The culture here is great. Customer focused. Employee and customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Change, adapt, grow. Things are always moving at Cisco so you better like a dynamic environment otherwise this aspect could be a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company work in worldwide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    good people and technology. good for personal growth.

    Cons

    very challenge in China local environments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great management supportive of development and collaborative culture.

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

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

    Pros

    Management, teamwork, benefits, interesting content

    Cons

    unstable industry, very large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    general product training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Frustrating at times dealing with customers but surrounded by a great team. Had I known how good it is to work here, I would have moved years ago.

    Cons

    Management goals need to be achievable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A very global IT firm with value for integrity and respect of hard work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Innovative, ambitious and driven firm that takes care of its people. Very cool place to work with amazing locations throughout the world.

    Cons

    Constant reorganisation can mean that it is difficult to ever feel secure in your job. You want to be guaranteed a future.

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