Cisco Systems
3.5 of 5 4,538 reviews
www.cisco.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

4538 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

3 people found this helpful  

Cisco is mired in it's past and unfortunately this onetime leader had fallen behind and can't get up.

Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsIf you like sustaining work rebranded as development work and red tape then this this is the company for you.

ConsA large percentage of all Cisco jobs will be non US jobs in a few years if the current trend continues.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do away with grades 11 and 12 this job function has become completely useless and is holding Cisco in the past.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    5 people found this helpful  

    Work here - if you want to learn to become a back stabbing Politician and not do any Engineering.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

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


    Pros: Paycheck does not bounce. Great Work - Life Balance Cons: - Pay is Low Compared to Other Companies - Zero Chance of Career Growth unless you Kiss a Lot of $$$es of Managers and Tech Leads -… Advice to Senior Management: - Get rid of the Tech Leads and Many redundant Managers - Improve your Employee Morale - Don't keep making false promises -… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Opportunity for professional growth, positive work environment, and relaxed culture

    Network Engineer (Current Employee)
    Richardson, TX

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


    Pros: Great place to begin a network engineer career. Gain hands-on experience with all of Cisco's hardware and applications. Access to internally-developed tools, pre-release software, etc.… Cons: All the typical frustrations of working within a large corporation… Advice to Senior Management: Be more circumspect about the goals of each business unit Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on Cisco Systems.

Worked for Cisco Systems? Contribute to the Community!

Cisco Systems – Why Work for Us?

We’re the people who made the Internet what it is today. From its early days of simple connectivity to the future of the Internet of Everything, we’ve pioneered it every step of the way. Now we’re building the best team… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

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

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Cisco Systems reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Cisco Systems CEO John T. Chambers . All reviews posted anonymously by Cisco Systems employees.