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"Overall good place to work for long term, but not for the aggressive"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Leader
Current Employee - Technical Leader
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are great
Good level of respect among co-workers
Lots of resources to learn and leverage for customers
Big company and stable

Cons

Lots of overlap between groups doing the same thing
Turf battles between groups with lots of politics
pay growth is limited and minimal promotion opportunities

Advice to Management

To much focus on buzz words and architecture lacking the importance of the details. Hope we can spread the appreciation not only to sales, but to engineering.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "good pay and interesting work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer

    Pros

    work is interesting
    too big of a company
    many levels of management

    Cons

    no free food or drinks
    too many desi hence groupism between them

    Advice to Management

    provide free soda/coffee and food


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    "Cisco India, not a great place to work"

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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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work Culture is ok. You have something called as work from home option so that you can work from any part of country
    2. Great campus
    3. Great food court in campus :)
    4. Good facilities like online access to Safari, Wi-fi network in entrie campus ( you can work from food court also), gymnasium, tennis court, basketball court, cricket pitch, volleyball court

    Cons

    1. I am with Cisco from past 3 years. Believe me there has been not even a single Indian Rupee hike. People might be talented here, but their attitude towards others is very bad especially seniors.
    2. Everyone pretends to be Champion across all platform and technologies, but most of them know nothing. Most of the people here in India are very rude.
    3. Working from home is good option, but on the other hand its painful coz you are expected to work in US West Coast Timings and attend late night meetings
    4. Too much work pressure for very little salary
    5. Even though all the sports and gym facility is present, work pressure is so much that you never get time to visit any of these sport facility any time
    6. When it comes to money, Cisco is really bad as they never give good hikes as compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    1. Please care about your current employees who work day in and out 365 days
    2. Personal recognition should be given for all employees.
    3. As Managers have system to review Engineers, there should be a system where Engineers can give feedback about their managers

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