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Cisco Systems Morrisville Reviews

Updated December 11, 2016
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  1. "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.


  2. "A Good Company"

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    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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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!


  6. "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


  7. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take really good care of there employees. Great atmosphere, very intelligent people of all backgrounds. Pay is fair, good work life balance, work from home.

    Cons

    Being a contractor, does not have the opportunities as a full time employees. Really hard to become permanent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's just okay..."

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    flexibility to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be treated as an equal. As a contractor/consultant, you are just that and nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally. Also, if you hire someone, ensure that you are mentoring properly and not ignoring them when they ask for help, guidance, or even one on one meetings with you.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - North Carolina in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cisco allows for flexible hours and has a Good work life balance. It recently launched a paid paternity leave program

    Cons

    As any big company there is always the layoff threat as a response to stakeholders expectations or changes in the financial markets

    Advice to Management

    It looks like in every restructuring there is not consideration to the talent that is being let go since the decisions are based on business areas instead of individual performance. If a restructuring needs to be done, keep the good talent and move it to a different area


  10. "Calo Co-Op"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Morrisville, NC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience. Get to see all of the equipment Cisco has to offer. Great to have Cisco on your resume! A lot of micro managing but thats to be expected at this point in your career. Decent pay but no benefits for interns.

    Cons

    Great for layer 1 and layer 2 troubleshooting but bad for when companies want you to have experience using ospf, eigrp, etc. Have to find someone who really wants to help you get your feet in the door once the experience is over


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Constant Layoffs. Company undergoing transformation."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well. Excellent benefits and lots of perks (including local gym). High integrity. Very flexible (work from home at times)

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. Company is going thru a transformation and several people have been laid off over the last few years.

    Managers do not work as hard, and keep their jobs. Engineers are usually those that end up being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in the day-to-day activities of engineering. Management could actually be more proactive in terms of helping engineers relocate to other departments/teams before giving layoff termination to employees.



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