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Cisco Systems Research Triangle Park Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High Touch Operations Manager (HTOM) in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - High Touch Operations Manager (HTOM) in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco offers great benefits and an awesome work life integration culture

    Cons

    I spent 3.5 years as a contractor to get full time status. A lot of times doing very important jobs where I had a teammate that was blue doing the same job.

    Advice to Management

    Convert your red badge employees if that's what they're long term goal is.


  2. "Women in Cyber - Cisco Rocks!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco has a multitude of internal resources for women to learn. Cisco HR has become very aware of how many women they hire and managers advocate for equal treatment and opportunity for women. Although the balance is still mostly male, I constantly run into women in cybersecurity, and it's a refreshing change from my old employer, where I was the only woman.

    Cons

    Global company = some early/late calls

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and thank you!

  3. "Love Cisco!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, perks, benefits, 401k matching, culture, and overall treatment of employees. Always something fun and unique going on, and I constantly feel proud and lucky to be at such a great company.

    Cons

    Becoming more aggressive about cutting work/jobs without regard to the people behind them. Moving from a traditionally HW and product-based company to a more SW and subscription/cloud-based company, which has made for a lot of turbulence and uncertainty as far as direction and job roles.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the "little people" all the way down the chain and the importance they have in driving larger, higher up initiative forward.


  4. "Early in career haven, cultural sate of flux."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunity for early in career.

    Cons

    Minimal work/life balance. Company is undergoing a directional change (HW to SW & Services) and the turning of the ship has many in flux relative to their career direction. Culturally, losing the familial feel it once had, employees are treated as #'s toward the financial goals. Annual lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, lose the p.c. messaging and say it like it is.


  5. "Cisco: A Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - High School Extern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Intern - High School Extern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Very collaborative and caring environment that focuses on flexibility as well as making sure that its employees are happy about the space they work in. Cisco also puts a huge stress on engineering and leading innovation so future generation will be able to access newer technologies with ease.

    Cons

    Cisco requires better organization of its Externship and Internship program


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect 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

    Lots of internal opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.


  7. "Best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone makes you feel welcomed!
    Have the opportunity to work with very talented people from all over the world
    Everyone is always willing to help
    Management is very accessible and always have the door open
    Flexibility with the schedule and work from home

    Cons

    No Cons for working at Cisco

  8. "Virtual Sales Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Virtual Sales Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Virtual Sales Account Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Very Good Benefits
    -A lot of opportunity

    Cons

    -moving to an open office is extremely counter productive
    -laying off field resources that are vital because of bottom line when we have 70B in bank

    Advice to Management

    -backing away from the "operational rigor" and get back to being a family type company like we were under John Chambers


  9. "Low Morale"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gym and health facility, large campus with 3 cafeterias and one specialty coffee shop, casual dress code, large parking lots with plenty of parking, new managers who care to succeed and improve, you are able to bring your laptop home and work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Layoffs every year create very low morale especially during year end which is in July. When people do get laid off, those jobs go to people who are already working a full time job. You end up with people who are doing the job of 4 people which is unsustainable. It creates a bad reputation for that person and causes poor customer service because it is too much work for one person.

    Advice to Management

    When doing layoffs, strongly consider shuffling the work of those who were laid off. If you overload your best employees, they will leave.


  10. "Success largely dependent on your team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Access to technology. There are a lot of good people within the company.

    Cons

    Your happiness and future within the company depends heavily on your team. Mid-level managers are constantly fighting for funding and attention from higher ups. Your future will be largely determined by their success or failure.

    Advice to Management

    Semi-regular layoffs are inadvertently cannibalizing good people from the organization. Find another way to trim the dead weight. Stop buying companies and products that you do not intend to support.


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