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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  1. "The "Sammy Sosa" of Cisco"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel that I am the Sammy Sosa of Cisco. What does that mean? Sammy Sosa used to say when he played baseball for the Chicago Cubs that baseball had been very, very good to him. I feel that Cisco has been very, very good to me!

    Flexible, open environment with challenging work that pushes me outside of my comfort zone. As a female at Cisco, I have had a good working environment working for both men and women.

    Cons

    Political issues do get in the way. The yearly LRs are tiresome and sad to see good people go.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that each individual on the team can bring different strengths to their role. Not everyone needs to be a Type A, all types contribute differently.

    Cisco Systems Response

    Jul 27, 2017 – HR Representative

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Love the Sammy Sosa reference. Go Cubbies! I'm glad that you feel the working environment is positive for both men and women. Please join Connected Women if you... More


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off policy, stock options

    Cons

    It's a company full of old, white men

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to make promotions impossible for women

  3. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-from-home options, energetic pace of transformation, strategy and vision alignment with industry needs

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in engineering areas

    Advice to Management

    Focus on addressing diversity


  4. "Good conditions, Bad management"

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

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

    Pros

    Good conditions -- vacation days, flexible hours, paid lunch, car leasing through the company, average salaries, good pension plans and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, of late the general atmosphere amongst the workers has been one of despair. There have been mass layoffs and there are rumors of more yet to come.


  5. "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Too big to fail approach

    Cons

    Competition from Huawei outside of USA


  6. "Network Consulting Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a fantastic place to work if you love technology.

    Cons

    The pay is not what you could make in the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    People cant pay their bills with stocks and PTO days, and a bonus is not always guaranteed. Pay people what they are worth and leave the other pieces as added perks.


  7. "Cisco is Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would like to go back to the company. If they didnt have yearly layoffs, that is.

    Cons

    You are always on the chopping block.

  8. "Great diverse culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never-ending learning, talent from every corner of the world, top tech gurus sharing their wisdom, great open communication/doors culture

    Cons

    Constant change culture can overwhelm some people, multiple acquisitions may cause layoffs once in a while,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work !


  9. "Cisco comments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cisco is a progressive technology company with vision.

    Cons

    Management is not transparent at times


  10. "Consulting project"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems part-time

    Pros

    The environment in Cisco is very nice and the leader of our project is responsible and willing to help

    Cons

    It seems like that the development in Cisco is not as promising as it was before.


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