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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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    "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. "Territory Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, invest in their employees success

    Cons

    If you can not operate in a fast paced high pressure environment then this is NOT the job for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote work for some positions. Great benefits. Yearly company shutdown time off and generous paid time off. Excellent salary. Great company for early in career employees.

    Cons

    Some of management should not be managing people as they have no idea what that involves and they lose people.

    Advice to Management

    ELT needs to look closer at middle management and hold them accountable.


  4. "Network Consulting Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a fantastic place to work if you love technology.

    Cons

    The pay is not what you could make in the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    People cant pay their bills with stocks and PTO days, and a bonus is not always guaranteed. Pay people what they are worth and leave the other pieces as added perks.


  5. "Cisco comments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cisco is a progressive technology company with vision.

    Cons

    Management is not transparent at times


  6. "Consulting project"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems part-time

    Pros

    The environment in Cisco is very nice and the leader of our project is responsible and willing to help

    Cons

    It seems like that the development in Cisco is not as promising as it was before.


  7. "Always changing, never boring - which is a blessing and a curse ..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSE in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - CSE in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, with no penny pinching, solid training and amazingly intelligent colleagues.

    Opportunity to make some great money.

    I support and sell a mature, industry leading product.

    Full time work from home, with a reasonable travel schedule.

    Cons

    Things change constantly. Every year is another guess as to wether our team stays together, or not.

    Despite selling a great product, it's not getting the focus is needs to stay innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Support the good products better - more development, more training.
    Stability! GSSO is barely 4 years old and already changed dramatically from it's early days. Let us get comfortable in our territories, products and teams!

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for as long as your willing to put in the time and effort. Great benefits, compensations and bonuses. Amazing innovative people and huge ideas and opportunity to act on them. The flexibility and work life balance is great as long as you take advantage of the PTO. Employee commitment is there in good times. Company meetings are amazing. Food services provided are a nice touch.

    Cons

    Way to many layoffs, reorganizations, restructure of groups. Cant keep a leader for more than a year for the past 5 years. When time gets a little tight layoffs or major budget cuts happen which makes it unmanageable to handle your daily tasks. , meanwhile 40B in the bank. I say reduce leadership spend (salary) to save employees jobs

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the employees more, by trying to retain them versus layoff. Think outside the box and do something new...


  9. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome culture, ability to work with intelligent peers and managers who are willing to help when you need it. My position is also highly flexible, which is one of the greatest benefits.

    Cons

    Cisco can operate as a large company and sometimes this impedes the ability to get things processed quickly. In addition, the diversity at Cisco can be improved. Cisco is great about hiring women but can hire professional of different ethnicities to improve overall diversity. Overall, awesome place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to hire diverse candidate and improve company tools to ensure teams are most productive.


  10. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology leader; industry bellwether; sophisticated internal tools and systems for support; amazing team of people ready to cooperated and collaborate; great customer base.

    Cons

    Many acquisitions facilitating confusion.
    Constantly changing strategies and company goals.
    Sales tactics too focused on quotas, rather than customer requirements.
    Outsourcing too much to India-based partners who are good people and hard workers, but offer Cisco cheap labor using inexperienced partially qualified labor.
    Advancement based on personal network, rather than performance.
    Many (non-technical) employees (Program Managers, Marketing, Sales, etc.) are decent people with good intentions, but are unqualified and lack relevant experience with technology.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused; foster innovation; listen to internal feedback; don't push new hardware on customers who are seeking solutions & services.


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