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Updated July 14, 2018
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  1. "Solutions Integration Architect"

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    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer

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

    Pros

    objective results, teleworking, not micromanagement, great benefits

    Cons

    to many silos, to many organizational changes


  2. "Best Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives you the opportunities for career growth, Good work culture

    Cons

    Layoff / downsized happens frequently . Not Secure job

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, work life balance exceptional and work culture was great

    Cons

    depending on the area/department there can be roadblocks to advance although some teams are very good at this.


  4. "Great benefits and work-life balance!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can find a lot of opportunities to move around in the company and work on different products. Cisco provides great benefits except free food :)

    Cons

    Cisco Salaries in bay area are lower than other companies around.


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    "awesome in every way"

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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

    Pros

    salary, vision, strategy, work from home

    Cons

    big company probs, complexity, layers

    Advice to Management

    nicely done Chuck


  6. "IT Sr. Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    corporate culture , stability, Global, market leader, Great value stock

    Cons

    stagnation, too many layers, relation based vs Knowledge based

    Advice to Management

    Encourage rotation


  7. "Virtual Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Surrounded by incredibly smart people everyday
    - Generous compensation/PTO/benefits
    - Company is headed in a very exciting direction
    - Career progression/flexibility in your role is something that is encouraged

    Cons

    Can be a bit of bureaucracy due to being a large company, but everyone is very transparent and willing to help. Not many cons at all. I am very proud to represent the Cisco brand.

  8. "Cisco is amazing"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, pay is pretty fair for the market and love the ESPP and 401K.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get raises and promotions


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits,
    Work Life Balance,
    People & Culture

    Cons

    Cisco is going through transformation and therefore as is expected there is some internal ambiguity while things are sorted out


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with an international, diverse team

    Cons

    Office politics, some “clique mentality” occurrences


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