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Cisco Systems Milpitas Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 1756 reviews)

  • I get to work from home multiple days per week (in 870 reviews)

Cons
  • it can sometimes get overloaded - you are the only one responsible with your work/life balance (in 370 reviews)

  • a big company like Cisco normally has less efficiency system (in 304 reviews)

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  1. "Feedback on Cisco Systems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Communications Administrative Professionl in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Internal Communications Administrative Professionl in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been here three years and I love our company culture, the people and my work is gratifying. We also get a chance to learn, makes stronger teams with team building and collaborate and innovate together. I've been able to grow, work on different teams and work w/new team members on committees outside of my job. Thankful to work here!

    Cons

    No cons to submit


  2. "Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and collaboration/work options People are nice and work areas were revamped recently to more open and modern look.

    Cons

    Can get political and bureaucratic. Not all teams are treated equally in terms of perks, depending on how their revenue is doing. Lots of churn and waste goes on because company is so big.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all teams same despite revenue they generate. Creates better morale and team spirit as a company

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams are talented and friendly.

    Cons

    The experience gives me the feeling that people lay back and wait for orders to come in. And the working environment is not that motivated as other tech companies.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cisco is just so so"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super slow pace that you will have definitely enough time to stay with your family or any kind of personal business.

    Cons

    Hard to get good shape paychecks


  5. "Great company but slow to innovate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had worked at Cisco for over 4 years and absolutely recommend it due to the internal culture and options available to support your daily work life

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, hence M&As and yearly layoffs that are nerve-barking for many employees

    Advice to Management

    Innovate


  6. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    depend on your upper manager style


  7. "Good to work in Cisco"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work culture is very good

    Cons

    No cons, it is best

    Advice to Management

    No advices

  8. "work culture and experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to Work on world class products which are very complex and challenging to produce.
    2. Open space (no cubes) and good collaboration
    3. Helpful associates
    4. Lot of team socials, outings to keep the mind fresh and entertained and informed.

    Cons

    1. Management does Poor planning on work and lot of fire fighting customer issues.
    2. Very little focus on talent development, its left upto the individual to find own way in the ocean, no guidance is provided.
    3. Extremely inefficient meetings. Huge amount of time wasted in digressions from the main agenda. Infact some times the agenda is not even communicated before the meeting.
    4. Complete lack of focus on individual contributor skill development and training. Individual is left to fend for him/herself.

    Advice to Management

    1. Need to manage work projects such that team is more engaged, and not always in fire fighting mode.
    2. More communication and messaging which should be very customized and relevant to smaller groups.
    3. More training and support for talent development should be provided.
    4. Meetings should have a agenda outline way BEFORE the meeting starts.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Core networking jobs
    Great Benefits
    Decent packages

    Cons

    Too much turnaround of talent

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain talent


  10. "Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good learning and give giving back company I know

    Cons

    No good career move available with in the company


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