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Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 1732 reviews)

  • I get to work from home multiple days per week (in 862 reviews)

Cons
  • it can sometimes get overloaded - you are the only one responsible with your work/life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • Big company that requires process in order to function (in 303 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, very good benefits, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Random layoffs vs pushing out the lowest performers on a regular basis


  3. "The Cisco Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Hardware Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Smart people. Good, interesting projects. Some recognized performance rewards.

    Cons

    Management can be testy at times. Raises were mostly non-existent for 2-3 years prior to my leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work closer with your people and understand their issues.


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  5. "Working with Cisco"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    >Talented Team
    >Healthy challenges technologically and professionally
    >Good holiday

    Cons

    >Limited growth opportunities to advance

    Advice to Management

    Reduce amount of red tape


  6. "Great Company with excellent culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. Excellent Culture

    Cons

    Mature industry, career may not grow


  7. "Ok Compnay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the health care benefits are really good.

    Cons

    slow moving machine, no free anything anymore.

    Advice to Management

    decide faster


  8. "Front End Web Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very deep pockets, lots of cool and available resources. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    So big that it is hard to get help when things aren't going well. No IT department.


  9. "Excellent place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Colleagues were experienced and great to work with. Flexible work environment. Tools made it easy to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    Large company that can be a challenge to find the right resources. Can take multiple meetings to make decisions. Very bottoms up approach to processes.


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No negative things about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work whats doing.


  11. "Senior Director of Strategy and Planning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and very good compensation

    Cons

    Not a growth company anymore with executive leadership stuck in old ways


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