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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
5,417 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 666 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 369 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 184 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 170 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Great Vision and Roadmap.
    Worklife Balance is Good.
    Compensation is good.

    Cons

    promotions are slow.
    Work from Home is depends on project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Good work envronment
    Flexibility to work from home or other offices
    Benefits and perks for the employees
    Training opportuniies available for the employees
    Inernal opporuniies

    Cons

    Too many resructuring is not good
    Growth is limited or the deserving people are not promoed
    Too much of politics by managers
    Some of the managers restrict employees using the company provided benefits like flexibiliy o work at home, claiming home Inernet expenses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sick to a plan, have patience for a reorg to show results
    Retain talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cisco : Good place to be in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Work life balance. Various projects. You can choose to learn different technology. Market leader.

    Cons

    Irregular salary hikes. Very senior management is sometimes very experimental like changing the project model to agile forcefully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The best place to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best employee care. Cab facilities. Work from home. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Less experience in adopting to latest development models like Agile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Nice company to work and don't know when they send people out without reason

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Designer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Media Designer in Bangalore

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Facilities, Nice environment to work, Excelent opportunity to get knowledge.

    Cons

    Internal Politics, Every year Layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the layoff as per performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    nothing to be mentioned. great working place

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    One of the nice company to work with.

    Cons

    Personally, I haven't seen much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is pretty focused and know how to sustain with market transitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture. work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow growth. Manager is god

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Awesome company to work and grow, lot of learning!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Culture, Amazing campus!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give regular hikes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    software engineer 2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good challenging peaceful helpful excellent facilities

    Cons

    nothing much to say laidback environment too much deadwood

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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