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"One of the great advantages by working for Cisco is the remote working policy."

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Current Employee - Account Manager
Current Employee - Account Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

organizational culture, remote working, salary is competitive, but also comparative to other companies

Cons

unfortunately Cisco becomes more and more a platform for internal politcal games

Advice to Management

some of the managers should focus more on business with their customers instead of concentrating mainly on internal visibility.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "Stable job, Great Work Culture, Good employee benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work culture driven by mid- and lower management is extremely good & healthy. They are very supportive of employees' career growth, work-life balance and project timelines. There are silos which work in an extremely aggressive start-up mode (with their own benefits), but this is more an exception than the norm. The flexibility given to employees in terms of telecommuting and work-from-home are very encouraging - cab services, VPN on laptops, home broadband reimbursement etc.

    The Cisco India campus has blossomed over time into a nice cocoon of sorts. It has multiple food cafeterias, a big health centre, a state-of-the-art medical centre and several games / sports facilities (basketball, badminton, cricket, table-tennis, carrom, Foosball, gaming arcades, massage chairs)!! The company has a great healthcare plan for employees and their families, including free annual health checkups.

    Cons

    Even though the management harps about Innovation from India, some groups / teams are working on maintenance-only projects.

    If you're a programmer who loves to work on bleeding-edge technologies and likes (re-)designing entire new products, this may seem a boring place. Lots of Cisco's products work on legacy technologies and it is impossible to re-write them when they earn billions of dollars for the company.


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    "Great technology, complacent mid-management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technical specialists.
    Lots of people with tons of experience.
    In general people are willing to help/work together.
    Good/Great technology that moves in more or less right direction.
    Flexible work option.
    Brand name.

    Cons

    Mid-management is getting increasingly politicized (at least in sales). No one really knows what they do.
    Visibility is valued over capability, in other words you need to beat your drum relentlessly to advance.
    As a result, a lot of good people leaving for a change.
    Company is getting old, not enough young people.
    More and more people that sort of hide in the shades.
    For a network industry leader is pretty bad with product/solution demonstration resources.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the mid-management.
    Listen to what individual contributors are saying.
    Stop chasing the consumer market.
    Marketing is too "corporate". More substance - less water.
    Sell through demo, not power-point.
    Hire youth.


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