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Cisco Systems Employee Reviews about "flexible work"

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  1. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Love the Culture"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, flexible work schedule, lots of exposure

    Cons

    Company is shifting strategies so can experience some growing pains- but this also creates a great opportunity to be part of the transformation

    Cisco Systems2019-11-11
  2. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "Too Political"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Operations in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible Working Hours, there are always parties, free food if you know where the events are, bonus is a plus, leadership at the C level are transparent

    Cons

    Middle level management is too, very, extremely political, too many “yes” managers and employees, middle level has a good old boys club, business is heavily tied to macroeconomic political factors and decisions, lack of accountability, lack of appreciation for business results

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that love the needle and not the “yes sir” employees/managers/directors, help employees develop in career goals instead of moving you protected employees in strategic positions

    Cisco Systems2019-11-01
  3. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Best Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance, great culture

    Cons

    Reorganization can be more frequent than desired due to company going through a transition from hardware focused to software and recurring revenue

    Cisco Systems2019-10-17
  4. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "started my career at Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work culture, good work-life balance, interesting projects. It can be great if you have a manager who supports and goes out of their way for you.

    Cons

    Top heavy company with limited talent cultivation. The way up is by leaving and being re-hired - says a lot about their self-assessment that they value people outside their company vs inside. There is no documentation of success, talent reviews, etc so when re-orgs happen, you have zero track record and no say in what happens to you role-wise. You are a new hire when you get re-orged with the same timeline reset... before your career can progress. Unless you are a manager, you can go 5+ years without even a COLA. Heavily political environment where sponsorship is required, so there is a strong need to play the game and cultivate strong relationships from the get go.

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    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of documenting track record, talent, and plans. Managers are people, with bias, and they leave. Teams get left in the dust.

    Cisco Systems2019-10-21
  5. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "CISCO Enterprise"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, work from home, diversity, culture

    Cons

    Uncompetitive salaries, consensus-based (slow & populist), expensive labor pool in San Jose (high margin expectation)

    Advice to Management

    Outsource more development to low cost centers

    Cisco Systems2019-10-08
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Finance Business Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment

    Cons

    With flexibility comes lots of long hours working to accommodate different time zones

    Cisco Systems2019-10-08
  7. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and culture, excellent benefits, flexible work schedules and ability to work remotely in most organizations.

    Cons

    Annual lay-off cycles bring down employee morale and show no loyalty to long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show loyalty to long term employees.

    Cisco Systems2019-09-19
  8. "Incredible place to work."

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Feels like a family. Flexible work. Surrounded by mostly incredible people.

    Cons

    Many roles are not highly structured - good for most not for some.

    Cisco Systems2019-09-03
  9. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Contracts jobs at Cisco"

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    Former Contractor - QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    Good gym benefits. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Contracts could end unexpectedly. Limited opportunity for permanent position.

    Cisco Systems2019-09-03
  10. "Think twice before coming here"

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    Current Contractor - Producer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work at home policy and free breakfast/lunch twice a week.

    Cons

    No 401k matching, only one terrible choice for health care, no access to company stock or bonuses and weak leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Start leading! Every person for themselves is fine if we could really make our own decisions. Recognize when someone is not pulling their weight on the team. People will continue to leave if you don't do something.

    Cisco Systems2019-09-02
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