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Cisco Systems Research Triangle Park Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. Featured Review

    "Let's Talk - From a Cisco Culture Enthusiast's Perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BFPWGP or Best Freaking Place to Work, Grow and Play!
    I have been with Cisco for 11 years and I am truly excited each day because I have an opportunity to think about my current role, my opportunity to grow and most important my value to the community and believe it or not earth.
    In my role, i have learned so much about the importance of Sustainability and how WE need to sever the umbilical cord to Mother Earth. Cisco creates conscious citizens that are culturally responsible and push beyond their wildest imagination. I encourage you to find an opportunity here at Cisco, I promise you will have a lasting career. #LoveWhereYouWork.

    Cons

    There is a lack of diversity in Cisco although great strides being made. we have a ways to go. i encourage to explore more diversity at the mid level management level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and improve diversity at the mid level management level. This only enhances the diverse perspectives for our Company.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    BFPWGP - you created a new acronym! Glad you feel that way - eleven years speaks that, too! You're right, diversity is key to a successful company - and I'm also seeing much more focus from Cisco in ... More


  2. "Good company in transition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    leading edge technology, willing to try new markets, entrepreneurial attitude

    Cons

    In transition from hardware company to services, lots of churn in project funding, people let go without much warning

    Advice to Management

    Stick to projects longer


  3. "All depends on what team/group you are on."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, experience, Basically it all depends on what team and/or organization your are on.

    Cons

    Layoffs are always hanging over your head. Depends on your team and environment.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for College Grads"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good products, brand recognition, global opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to provide salary increases once hired, yearly layoffs, management is often more technical and lack people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Offer yearly salary increases. Train management to have better people skills.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment; great folks who work toward solutions and allow for mistakes to happen; forward-looking; the folks with the knowledge are very easy to work with; there are no insulated silos, but a very cooperative, let's-get-it-done attitude.

    Cons

    Cisco has released permanent and contract help every six months, which makes for a very unstable work environment. Cisco is going through a transition period moving from a hardware maker to a software enabler of networking devices, and this will prove to be a tricky transition. It remains to be seen how well they'll pull it off.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and exciting innovative culture

    Cons

    Usual politics as with any large company


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Company Culture
    - Fun Job
    - Helpful Managers
    - Great Job Growth Potential

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any negative points yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Program Manager - Advanced Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, wide variety of clients and types of work

    Cons

    Management too worried about Wall Street. Sales dictates EVERYTHING. People are less important


  10. "Network Engineer Consultancy Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer facing role, post-sales network consulting, exposure to different and new technologies, training covered

    Cons

    Having too many customers and not being able to scale


  11. "Working within a Machine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Change & Problem Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Change & Problem Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and ability to learn to skill and work with various teams.

    Cons

    Cisco is very much a machine, only think I could comment on is top down leader and open communications.

    Advice to Management

    Manager are caught in the middle, but please attempt to be a transparent as possible.


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