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Cisco Systems Bangalore Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 1707 reviews)

  • You have flexibility to work from home or a remote Cisco location (in 847 reviews)

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  1. "tech review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wealth of relevant technical expertise among team members collaborated with from Bangalore, China and San Jose and competence and know how's of senior engineers is outstanding in computer networking software. Leadership is very receptive and adaptive of futuristic disruptive nature of tech industry and makes no attempts at product substitution.

    Cons

    client backdoor, extortion, kidnap, bribery and breach.

    Advice to Management

    To bail victims out, accept responsibility, address injury and damages quickly to protect them from client backdoors, mob or employee breach.


  2. "Amazing company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very open culture
    great opportunities to learn about cisco/networking products if you are willing to
    you can do many certifications on cisco's cost

    Cons

    bad if you work for an uninspiring and slow manager.
    the work becomes mundane soon .
    frequent layoffs. an overall mood dampener. but if you are untouched a few times it loses its shock value forever.


  3. "Not a good company to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great environment to grow your network
    - Starting salary will be good
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    Cons

    - Career growth is flat if you stick to one BU for more than 2yrs
    - 80-20% rule applies here, 20% of the people will do the work of rest 80% people


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  5. "Staffing Specialist/Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Staffing Specialist/Account Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Contractor - Staffing Specialist/Account Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work life Balance and good culture

    Cons

    JOB Insecurity and need better planning


  6. "Was Great Company to work with.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Timings
    Good Work Life Balance
    Many projects going parallel
    Gives sufficient time to complete work

    Cons

    Layoffs
    False Promises
    RoadMap not clear
    You are at Manager's stake
    Manager has complete control over you


  7. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, interesting work, new technology

    Cons

    Can be demanding at times depending on which business unit you are in

    Advice to Management

    There are times we exhibit red tapism, reducing it would enable faster decision making


  8. "Software Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work & Culture is awesome here, Cant get better

    Cons

    Inconsistent growth due to large sub organizations inside


  9. "3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Management strategy directly reflects in the work, so we most of us have clarity on how product is going. Comparatively good salary.

    Cons

    Once you join a product it will be very difficult for you to change or shift to different product. So your career opportunities are limited. Layoff's are very regular and reason could be anything.


  10. "Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Some teams do good work.

    Cons

    No growth and less salary hike.
    Senior management is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  11. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture, Work life balance

    Cons

    over all it is a good company to work

    Advice to Management

    nothing :-)


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