Cisco Systems
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 1,714 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Senior Manager, Program Management (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlexible work / life balance.

Consseems to be behind in market pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Perfect company for starting your career!

Program Manager II Marketing (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsExcellent cross-functional opportunities to excel and work in teams globally.

ConsAll new jobs in separate organizations require lateral movements and re-proving oneself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work and enhance your career path

Software Engineering Manager II (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsGood benefit and opportunities to grow

Conswork-life balance, executive lack of competency

Advice to Senior ManagementCollaborate and put customers' interests before your own.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work for new grad

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

Prosnice environment, friendly coworkers, pretty good support

Conskindly of stable, not much exciting projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cisco is a nice easy paced company

Technical Leader I (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSatisfaction of seeing code you write being deployed all over the internet.

ConsIt is a big company - so things do not always happen fast. Technology is lagging a bit. Also managers at cisco tend to treat engineers as resources and not citizens.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce your size.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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NO CISCO NO FUN, KNOW CISCO KNOW FUN

Software Engineer II Coop Tech Grad (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern for less than a year

ProsBest thing about working at CISCO is you get to work closely on network devices and one get multiple sources to learn anything and everything. Right from mentor to manager all are always available to guide you and if you show your interest in the work assigned and would like to work on other feature as well they are always supportive.

ConsThey don't convert Co-Op into FULL TIME :(

Advice to Senior ManagementSincere advice to management , CISCO is almost all network engineers dream company (Mine for sure) . when CISCO hires a CO-OP give them an opportunity to understand CISCO work and culture and get tuned to it then how can you just loose them after giving almost 1 year of work experience.Please do think about it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A wealth of resources for personal and career development

Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsMany opportunities to learn and develop new skills. Most people are very professional and nice.

ConsSometimes too many meetings can be unproductive.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many mid-management people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Network Test Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsLearning Opportunities, company benefits, culture, and location.

ConsCisco is the boot camp of employers, if you're not ready for a challenge you should stay back at least 50 feet!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Global Partner Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems part-time for less than a year

ProsPeople are friendly, comparatively slow pace. Instructions are clear. Great perks and the teams go out to do activities every month or every 2-3 weeks or so, which is covered by the company.

ConsIt's a big corporation, so you may be working at a position for years and not move up. But it's typical for such a giant.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate interns fairly. Many of the interns got in because they are the daughters/sons of current employees. My workload was SIGNIFICANTLY heavier than theirs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for - flexibility to work remotely, always something new to learn, exciting environment

Corporate Communications Project Specialist (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than 3 years

Prosflexibility, great work/life balance, exciting environment, proud of the products/solutions the company creates

Consoffice politics, hard to convert from a contractor to a full time employee, the business outlook hasn't been the best for the past 2 years, but it finally seems to be improving

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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