Cisco Systems Reviews | Glassdoor

Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
12,293 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins
Chuck Robbins
2,859 Ratings

12,293 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (28)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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. "CSA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    good work environment, room for growth.

    Cons

    highly qualified candidates looking for same upward mobility as yourself. Growth is competitive.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Hardware engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Work from home whenever needed. Full of smart people to work with and lot of room to learn

    Cons

    Not easy to grow in to managerial, higher level positions.

    Advice to Management

    I am not that qualified to advice managment or make suggestions.


  4. "SE"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Its a very fun, supporting, and family oriented organization. The flexibility and work/life balance provided at Cisco is priceless.

    Cons

    There are some challenges when navigating career options. Opportunities tend be to very limited.


  5. "happy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good friends amid thouse there

    Cons

    late hours . but i likje ithen

    Advice to Management

    go on !


  6. "20+ year ex-employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in West Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in West Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco is very supportive of their Employees and a great place to build your career.

    Cons

    Lay offs can come unexpectedly.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees and keep them informed and well trained.


  7. "Cisco Systems"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and learn

    Cons

    Continual layoffs due to acquisitions; some lousy leadership in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate the pulse survey

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Leadership at Cisco"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Strong leadership position in terms of installed base, customer loyalty in multiple networking categories, especially in enterprise accounts ("why would you buy from anyone else"), outstanding sales coverage and presence in every account everywhere in the world.

    Cons

    The company has fallen into the habit of adjusting investment into new product development on a monthly basis based on near term sales results - almost as if they are managing strategic product investment like you would manage an Inside Sales force.

    Advice to Management

    The instinct to closely track product results is good, but use the insights to adjust sales and marketing efforts in the near term. But strategic product development - including early insertions into pilot customers - needs vision and sustained, world class development. If your best development leaders spend most of their time realigning ever changing budgets and headcounts, your next generation products will be late and weak.


  9. "Blue Chip"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco honestly strives to be the best in all areas.

    Cons

    High multi-task environment leads to focus issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to be the best


  10. "Cisco Systems"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    It is one of the best companies to work for !!

    Cons

    I am not sure of any Cons.


Showing 12,293 of 13,573 reviews
Reset Filters