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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The best thing about working for Cisco might just be that you if you are a competent and productive engineer, you have quite a bit of flexibility in defining your role and your contribution level. If you are really gunning for promotions, look for a good group, find a niche, take on roles that are difficult or un-wanted, and work your rear end off. If you want to coast and balance your time between work and other interests, then find a steady group, manage your time well, and you can stay safe in your job with just about 40 hours of work a week... and you might have the flexibility to telecommute or work from home.

Cons

There is one other danger I must mention. This applies even in 'good' groups. There is a tendency at Cisco to just keep loading you with more and more responsibilities until you actually stand up and say enough. If this is an interesting job, you might find that you are spending more time on work than you had originally planned, at the expense of family, friends, etc. So decide for yourself how much you want to work and what your goals are. And then be prepared to work with your management to define the appropriate role. No one will come and ask you what you want at Cisco. You have to decide that for yourself, and then communicate it to your management. Also, if you do end up in a bad situation, be prepared to make an honest assessment of the situation and leave. No one likes to quit, but if you end up staying 5 or 6 years without fair rewards, you will find yourself falling well behind people who were your peers when you started... and this is really not a good experience.”

Advice to Management

Frugality is great, but do consider spending a little more on rewarding empolyees, defining incentives, and team-building. Help change employee demographic over a period of time, so that there are more younger people. Right now there are too many senior people in the company. Provide better tools and resources for employees to play career growth and development over the mid- to long- term.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems India

  1. Head Market Strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head, Market Strategy in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Head, Market Strategy in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent empowerment, reward, good work life integration

    Cons

    Sometimes, it gets too bureaucratic for my taste


  2. Cloud Engineer @Cisco Cloud Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Cloud Engineer @Cisco Cloud Services in Bangalore (India)
    Current Contractor - Cloud Engineer @Cisco Cloud Services in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice employee policies, facilities are at the top of the world. Food, canteens. Work culture, work from anywhere policy is the best in world.

    Cons

    If your a smart/hard worker, its easy to get laid off. You are just a number and who should involve in team politics. Team lead should be your role model & manager should be always right;else you are useless for the team. Change in processes near impossible, even if it makes total sense, typical of large corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Employee should be free to contact any peer manager and there should be a review meeting with two senior managers of his/her manager, before a employee leaves the project or company.


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