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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated May 26, 2018
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  1. "Technical Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Architect in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Architect in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Top pay
    Very inclusive

    Cons

    None! Cisco is a great place to work.


  2. "Great overall company culture with micro-cultures within"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Career opportunities are available internally if you are proactive
    - Great company culture if you enjoy interacting, collaborating, connecting with people since it is relationship oriented
    - Health benefits are great and there is a health center in the main headquarters
    - People are great since I am still friends with many of them in Silicon Valley
    - Learning opportunities are available
    - Surprisingly, I was with the company for 9 years full-time and 1 year as an intern and it was due to the focus on continuous learning, growth, and challenge. People was also key to the culture.

    Cons

    - Microcultures within the larger company. Overall, Cisco has a whole is a good company but I've experienced a few negative and disgruntled employees who are disconnected with the company since they do not make an effort to learn about the larger picture which is why I left due to negative vibes in my organization
    - Passive aggressive in some technology groups

    Advice to Management

    Be vulnerable and authentic to connect with employees. Encourage employees to have a voice.

  3. "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


  4. "Consulting Engineer"

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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

    Work from home. Brand name accounts.

    Cons

    Tedious work. Stagnant promotion policy.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly Professional environment
    Strong emphasis on Inclusion & Diversity
    Fullest support on Employee training needs

    Cons

    Pay is not that good as compared to Google, Apple etc

    Advice to Management

    Improve Salary package


  6. "Times are changing, mostly for the better, and quickly"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Incredible ongoing focus on people and experiences
    Opportunities to help determine direction just keep coming
    Executives really want to hear from everyone, not a yes culture
    Employees feel more heard and a part of decisions around what's next
    Easy to rotate or move into other parts of the business to round out your skills and knowledge
    Recognizes the need to evolve constantly and tries to do so

    Cons

    Sometimes we focus too much on making a change instead of is it the right one to make.
    We don't always backpedal fast when we realize we took the wrong course.
    Experiences are not consistent across the company.

    Advice to Management

    New salary ranges are a good change for most of RTP, they give us more competitive offers for most groups.


  7. "Great company with innovative workspaces, remote work, and all the online collaboration tools you’ll ever need."

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    Current Employee - Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Intern 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

    To make a difference in the world, benefits, flexible schedules and work environment full of educated people. Gym and high security facilities are great for productivity.

    Cons

    Workspaces are not assigned so someone may take your desk but that’s a minor problem. Another con could be location. The campuses are so big you need to commute almost 20 minutes to get from one end to another.

  8. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great company with work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing significant to be highlighted.


  9. "Communications Manager"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great CEO and overall management
    -Great benefits including now bring your dog to work
    -Flexibility

    Cons

    -the compensation could be a little better
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  10. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart, interesting, hardworking and kind team mates, of all seniority

    Cons

    Big, big ship to turn


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