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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Very flexible with timings, work life balance (in 2061 reviews)

  • I get to work from home multiple days per week (in 980 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be poor in certain groups / certain times (in 404 reviews)

  • Since it is a big company it sometimes becomes difficult to see the impact of your work (in 329 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company, culture, and benefits

    Cons

    Management is all over the place and the direction seems to be changing weekly. Sales Goals are way out of reach and customers are confused


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    True end-to-end solutions to sell and all customer doors are open

    Cons

    Sometimes company focus began to get too broad (ie home networking and home video conferencing)

  3. "Technical Lead/Solutions Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great work life balance and great perks/benefits

    Cons

    too many layers and soem work you do are redundant sometimes


  4. "Software Development Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture
    great pay and benefits
    work hours flexibility
    diversity

    Cons

    time based promotions
    old processes that used to benefit Cisco in the past is now getting in the way to success
    execs constantly changing priorities and causing customer confusion with overlapping portfolio


  5. "good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    good managers and coworkers. good benefits

    Cons

    too relaxing, not enough challenges, slow

    Advice to Management

    more management, tighten spending controls


  6. "Work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Cisco is one of the few companies allowing employees to work for home. The flexibility makes me more productive at work while allows me to care of my family.

    Cons

    Workload sometimes can be overwhelming.


  7. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture, Bonus calculation is so open

    Cons

    Some managers are not technical

  8. "Good step for growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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

    Good work culture among peers.

    Cons

    Need more cutting edge technologies.


  9. "Cisco Systems"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people, good company, flexibility

    Cons

    Company does regular "limited reductions" or layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for remote teams to know each other so they can work together more cohesively.


  10. "Sr Tech Leader,"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable IT company , Ethics, core technology , inclusion and diversity , collaborative , open to
    Innovative ideas , Global , benefits

    Cons

    Needs moreEmployee talent development , training and outreach into communities connect product owners to external customers via meet ups, Slow to transformational change

    Advice to Management

    Discover and invest in Internal loyal top talents


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