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Cisco Systems Morrisville Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Best Place I've worked"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management. Ability to move within company. Benefits. Pay. Flexible work options.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Be the first. Don't always wait to see what everyone else is doing.


  2. "Great culture and competitive compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SOC Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior SOC Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Cisco is what you expect from any great IT company. The pay was very competitive for the job market. And the opportunities for career development and advancement are the best that I have experienced.

    Cons

    Some groups within Advanced Services do not experience the same culture and luxuries that is found in the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management can easily paint an inaccurate picture of your organization. It is critical to listen to all levels of your org chart and remove those at any level that are destructive to the businesses ability to innovate and excel.

  3. "Not much to say"

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    Former Contractor - Tech Writer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Contractor - Tech Writer in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote working, driven people. Nice office space.

    Cons

    3 month contract. Couldn't learn Metal in that time. Trainer didn't want to train.


  4. "Software Engineer II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance at Cisco

    Cons

    not much growth and lower pay


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best Culture, No Job Security - Pick your Battle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best culture
    - Laid back lifestyle (come at 10 AM, leave at 4PM)

    Cons

    - No one is safe from lay offs
    - Layoffs every quarter
    - Politics (never get promotions or raises based on your quality of work)

    Advice to Management

    - Have a better strategy or you will go belly-up in no time


  6. "Cisco TAC Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    Best place to build an in depth knowledge.

    Cons

    Need to sacrifice your personal time.


  7. "A Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Global Process Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Global Process Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can do culture. Benefits. Compensation.

    Cons

    As with many high tech companies, layoffs/restructuring is an yearly thing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contract worker"

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    Former Employee - Productivity Office Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Productivity Office Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company name for references. I hear it's a great place to work, depending on the department. Productivity office was where I worked.

    Cons

    The department was only temp staff and the Cisco management was amazingly poorly organized and unaware of the actual work. They treated employees like children, down to monitoring the moment they came into and left work, and scheduling their lunch breaks. The senior manager was more concerned about the level the window blinds were kept at than the quality of work.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Jul 26, 2016 – Cisco Employee

    We're sorry to hear about your experience. This is a rare and unfortunate case. We value our contract workers, they make up a large percentage of our workforce! Thank you for sharing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - but it's brightest is behind them"

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    Former Employee - Learning and Development Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Learning and Development Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a large company so there is a lot of internal opportunity for those who can build relationships and always focus on the right things at the right times.

    Cons

    It's a large company so it is possible for high-value employees to be lost. Cisco has, over time, become a very process-driven company which, in my opinion, has contributed to an overall segmentation of roles. This means that if it ain't your job, they may not listen even if your ideas are better.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the startup mentality. Get mobile again. Find a balance between process and innovation.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Jul 19, 2016 – Cisco Employee

    Thank you for your feedback. We value our employees and encourage them to make themselves known in the company!


  10. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, help full SME work from home 2 days out the week

    Cons

    NA. nothing bad to talk about, great parking nice co workers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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