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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated August 19, 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. "Good place to work, maybe not as good for moving up"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Development Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Development Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is solid, interesting transaction work, recognized name in industry

    Cons

    Navigating labyrinthine organization, office politics, career progression opaque

  3. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and support.

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming at times.


  4. "Sr. Release Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Release Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Release Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enterprise level Private Cloud Environment at WebEx - Cisco Collaboration Group, World Famous Brand.

    Cons

    No growth for Individual Contributors. No Recognition of dedicated hard work. Management only looks after their growth - they will say one thing and do something else.
    Very political and negative (back-stabbing) culture within groups.
    Severance package denied!

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment that promotes growth of all honest workers.
    Don't listen ONLY to your 'yes' men and women - it will only get you so far.


  5. "Sr. Program Manager"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, better than average benefits, stability

    Cons

    Large company problems; Too many layers

    Advice to Management

    too much duplication.


  6. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • 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

    Great product, Great Brand, Great Leadership

    Cons

    We have become a large company that acts and thinks like a large company


  7. "Cisco review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Lead QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    More number of hrs than expected

    Cisco Systems Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Marketing Communications Manager

    Hello, Thank you for your review! i totally agree its a great place to work. :-) I've been here 11 years and working on 11 more. :-) I understand how you feel about the number of hours. It's very... More

  8. "Operations manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and lots of perks on site. Opportunity for growth is possible

    Cons

    Salaries can be a bit lower


  9. "overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is a fast moving company

    Cons

    management is still trying to play catchup to amazon


  10. "Service Delivery Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good healthy environment. Investing in the future and trying to shift their focus to Software successfully.

    Cons

    Cisco professional services do not have the investment $$ and the execution to keep up with the direction Cisco as a company is moving.

    Advice to Management

    Align services with rest of the company direction and make some investments in it.


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