There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems

Great company overall

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

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great learning, competitive salary, flexible work hours, healthy work-life balance

Cons

Slow growth, silo-ed experience, executive vision lacking

Advice to Management

Encourage growth, understand what your employees want and try to accommodate them

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. The gold no longer shines through the cruft...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    _some_ of the talent is top notch.

    Cons

    Tight budgets, especially travel. Lower than industry salary. There are too many people that have stayed at their position for way too long.

    Advice to Management

    Prune bottom 10%. Start with the managers.

  2. A fine company all-around, but the start-up atmosphere has long faded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    -Excellent culture for tolerance and inclusion
    -They work hard to retain employees
    -Strong pay on hire, but incremental increases are far more difficult to secure
    -Leadership is willing to change and evolve the company as necessary for adjusting to economic conditions

    Cons

    -Expect a very corporate environment (think HP and IBM)
    -As a global business entity, "virtual" is the playbook. If you prefer local teams, this isn't your place.
    -Long hours and very hard work are norms. Typically, those who live to work are most successful.

    Advice to Management

    More investment in identifying and fixing infrastructure issues which hold back the sales force from maximizing opportunity.

There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems

Work at Cisco Systems? Share Your Experiences

Cisco Systems

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.