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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. "Nice company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy nice firendly useful awesome yep

    Cons

    hard difficult pleasent no yes

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balanece here at Cisco

    Cons

    hope I can earn more money


  3. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are its a good culture

    Cons

    The cons are its under staffed

    Advice to Management

    need to get into mobile world


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  5. "Senior Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cisco has been a great place to work and develop professionally. Salary is above-average, bennys are outstanding, and management is solid.

    Cons

    Death march projects are no fun but they are at every company.

    Advice to Management

    Better bonus and review packages for employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Morale is lower each year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work location, life/work balance, good amount of PTO, sometimes a decent bonus. Some very smart people, and some decent managers. Loads of training available. Can be challenging work.

    Cons

    Morale gets lower each year, huge layoffs every year in August. Lot's of people looking over their shoulders. Very top heavy too many managers/directors etc, not enough rank and file which gets depleted more and more each year. Company can't decide what it is anymore: a networking company or a security company, or if they should try to buy yet another cloud based startup in an attempt to catch up with competition.

    Advice to Management

    Look around and see what your employees are feeling. Many are scared while doing the work of 2-3 people by themselves. Keep up with cost of living in regards to salary.


  7. "Senior process executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture is very good

    Cons

    Not a issus with cisco

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Cutting edge technology, lot of breadth can be gained across technologies , if you are not a one track pony

    Flexibility adds lot of value

    Cons

    Only 20-25 % of your potential is utilized, so expect slow growth

    Advice to Management

    Recognize great talent & develop future leaders


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company management needs a lot of improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent sales team
    - Good work life balanace
    - Good gym
    - Good Health Plan

    Cons

    - People at the top are not accountable
    - Bad code quality
    - Almost no development time
    - Lack of Automation infra

    Advice to Management

    - Give engineers a decent development time
    - Management underestimates the effort estimate for projects
    - No steps taken to know if engineers are really happy and hence no steps to correct that


  10. "Amazing company, amazing people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I Love the respect that is given from leaders as well as the freedom and flexibility. As long as you do a good job ...

    Cons

    Working remote with your team spread all across the country can be a challenge. Day in and day out of none stop conference calls ...


  11. "program manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible work hours

    Cons

    bad compensation, no value and recognition

    Advice to Management

    don't play politics and favor people



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