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"A mediocre place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fair work-line balance. Great brand.

Cons

Too many managers. Excessive micro-management.

Advice to Management

Plan releases in a better way to ensure quality and not burden engineers later.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "More of the same"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treatment of employees. Work Life Balance.

    Cons

    Typical pitfalls of working for a LARGE company who is not nimble.


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

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    • 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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