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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 1771 reviews)

  • I get to work from home multiple days per week (in 881 reviews)

Cons
  • it can sometimes get overloaded - you are the only one responsible with your work/life balance (in 373 reviews)

  • a big company like Cisco normally has less efficiency system (in 304 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Success Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have over 25 years experience with many years as a consultant, which has afforded me the opportunity to have exposure to many companies. Throughout my career I worked with Cisco employees and I was always impressed with their abilities. When given the opportunity to come and work here I came with high expectations of myself and Cisco. Cisco has not disappointed!
    Cisco provides an amazing work environment with the perfect work-life balance. the opportunity to learn is off the charts. You can push yourself in any direction you choose, be it technical, project based or managerial. If you are willing to put in the time, the training is made available to you for self development.

    Cons

    As it is a large company at times internal divisions can make it difficult to align resources but once you find your way around people are always willing to engage


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Success Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaboration and strong team drive with opportunities to engage with customer stakeholders to drive adoption and expansion of key products and services. Cisco is in a leadership position in terms of CuSM program, tools and process. Cisco is an excellent employer who cares about employees and is very fair in terms of compensation, training, benefits and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Cisco is in process of transition from a traditional HW player to a SW player, so there is a lot of change, but CuSM role is positioned well for Cisco in the future, especially in SW.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing training, tools and growth opportunities for the CuSM team and we will deliver results.

  3. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not like a unified company.

    Cons

    More like many small companies.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt new software management process.


  4. "Sr Business Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as of now , its a great company


  5. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working here a lot.

    Cons

    I'm pretty much enjoying working here


  6. "Great job, while it lasts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company at leading edge of technology. Expect rapid changes in product planning and employment.

    Cons

    Due to rapid changes, a job at Cisco is always interesting. For example, I might have had 3 or 4 3rd level managers in 2 years. I stopped even remembering the name.

    Advice to Management

    A little more stability may be a good idea? Just a thought. But I know they are in a tough market that is getting rapidly commoditized. It is like trying to be a PC maker in in '90s.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Low morale due to continuous culling of veteran individual contributers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are still very good. RTP site has oncampus fitness and medical center.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to find a good direction under new leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fatty middle management layer, instead of culling the veterans

  8. "Awesome Company!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, treated me great all around!

    Cons

    Our consumer division did not work with their business model.

    Advice to Management

    If a division or job goes away, help the employee find another job within Cisco.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Jun 14, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    That is spot on advice to management. There's a new focus on stretch assignments, to help employees grow and try out other roles - we have three working on our team right now, and they love it! I ... More


  9. "Senior UX Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch people, exciting work, good pay, excellent benefits

    Cons

    yearly reorganization and layoffs, political turf fights

    Advice to Management

    less politics with upper management determining winning business units.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Jun 14, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank for the feedback! I've noticed recently that the company is focusing on "best teams" - what makes certain teams succeed - and then feeding that info into places where teams might have the ... More


  10. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Currently best work - personal life balance.

    Cons

    layoffs, nothing much other than that.


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