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Updated September 25, 2018
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  1. "Good Values & Culture Company"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very Nice Work Culture & Values

    Cons

    Lot more politics for career growth


  2. "Quality Work Environment"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Comfortable, laid back, but still productive work environment

    Cons

    Constant organizational flux can make things confusing

  3. "Good company, good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    management can be better. no visibility in team


  4. "Great company, Difficult to find non-political team!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Skills in terms of career growth in Networking domain
    Work life balance
    Cisco's people deal and employee friendlyness

    Cons

    Politics from Senior mgmt
    Wrong team culture set "Say yes and you grow!"

    Advice to Management

    Pls respect diversification in talent. They all contribute for not only personal growth but also team/product and mgmt growth too! Understand employee specific need and aspiration, everyone doesn't want just money!


  5. "Never a better time to join to Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Virtual Sales Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Virtual Sales Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - everyone is extremely helpful, receptive to new people, shadowing for different roles is easily accomplished
    Lunch/breakfast onsite - puts the word "cafeteria" in its place as it a food oasis in a desert of boring options
    Opportunities for advancement are tremendous as well as potential to move across the USA

    Cons

    Small things but from where I live and what I've experienced:
    TP location can be good or bad depending on where you live
    If you're not a fan of Las Vegas you may not enjoy being there for 3 days every august (but if you love Las Vegas then
    Organization can seem a little disjointed, coming from an organization of 200 people to one with 18k just in sales things that came easy like HR requests, websites to find information can be daunting initially, and small employee changes and what seem like mundane processes take a lot more time than seems necessary - a lot of red tape...
    Several members of the SLT team in San Jose has left recently which can be slight uneasy but overall vision has remained stable

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with employees on their personal goals and work on steps to get there
    Continue to look internally for new ideas and superstars to help lead the sales teams


  6. "good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    easy management, friendly coworker, work life balance.

    Cons

    big company, things turn slow.


  7. "Great work experience"

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

    Pros

    Flexible Senior developers, great opportunities

    Cons

    There is a lack of initiative to transition into newer languages

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your'e doing.

  8. "Good company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Generally good people
    - Great culture allowing rotations

    Cons

    - During the time I left, there were so many changes in executive management that the vision was not that clear and there was a lot of uncertainty.


  9. "#LoveWhereYouWork"

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    Current Employee - Team Consultant
    Current Employee - Team Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco has made a huge investment in bringing a strengths-based approach to our culture and is backing it up in a myriad of ways - from processes that help leaders give the right kind of attention to their employees to investing in self-led learning for employees so every individual can continue to develop and grow in areas that are energizing for them. It is in the midst of a very exciting transformation with reinventing the Network, enabling a multi-cloud world, unlocking the power of data to inform AI, and deploying security everywhere. All this and amazing sustainability and giving back programs. The culture is amazing.

    Cons

    Like many organizations of this size there can be challenges with finding the right opportunities and being able to move with agility through the changes we are making.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the amazing cultural foundation that is in place - the People Deal - the listening mechanisms and continue to act swiftly to stay at pace with the transformation of the way that work gets done in our world today.


  10. "Implementation engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best place to work best company

    Cons

    100% traveling I travelled every week Monday to Friday

    Advice to Management

    None


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