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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 1707 reviews)

  • You have flexibility to work from home or a remote Cisco location (in 847 reviews)

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  1. "Work life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical work on projects its a great learning exp with most highly knowledgable folks and experts on subjects .

    Cons

    Too much of unplanned work and no work life balance, managers don't allocate work properly few employess loaded for 14 hrs a day and few 4-7 hrs day its really pathetic and managers just don't bother to listening to reportees for any problems.Adds lotz of stress working 12-14 hrs daily.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs work with engineers to check wrong doing of managers


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place to start career path

    Cons

    Hard to change command/project to work on


  3. "Cisco outlook is very positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Sales 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 culture, top talent. Driven to success.

    Cons

    High intensity, competitive pressure can be intense

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovativing and acquiring new technology


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  5. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    flextible timing, good benefits, good relationship with managers

    Cons

    less salary as compared outside with that much experience.


  6. "Big Company both good and bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Big company, lots of opportunities and training

    Cons

    Big company which means individual contribution is not always well recognized


  7. "If you like networking at its core Cisco is for you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All area of networking are covered Enterprise/Service Provider/Data Center and all industries Medical/Banking/Education/Government/ etc you can therefore find an intersection between your networking interest and its applications. Most products are Linux based and the. Adapted to fit networking purposes with hardware assistance to deliver the most demanding needs.

    Cons

    The company has a very large existing code base so depending in where you lend it will be more bleeding edge or more core business (more sustaining)

    Advice to Management

    Need to reduce the time spent on sustaining by increasing automation and consolidating the code base


  8. "Amazing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great life-Balance and I love the possibility to work remotely many times.

    Cons

    Is a Huge company, so the possibilities to ascend are low and requires a lot of patience.


  9. "Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    good friends nice boss and field

    Cons

    too many hours of work


  10. "Field Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work from home most of the time. Friendly people.

    Cons

    lack of communication with upper management


  11. "worked as software"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good worklife,decent pay and perks

    Cons

    average work and monotonous work


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