Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 619 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 348 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 181 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 164 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company with great work environment

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

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

    Pros

    well organized technology infrastructure, system work-flow management, state of the art campus at Bangalore, good team spirit and open communication, growth oriented environment, HR policies are good compared to other companies

    Cons

    salary is slightly less than the top market standards for those residing on the higher side of any pay band , this is specific for India

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Program Manager

    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Benefits like good working environment, car lease, food court, good salary, transport facility.

    Cons

    None that I can see other than some lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more confidence in the employees

  3.  

    Good Company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Transparency
    Employ Friendly
    Good Benefits
    Good Policies
    Good Tools

    Cons

    Agile Methodology
    Lay Offs
    No communication during layoff
    No clear pictures from managers
    No future road map
    Employe De motivation not taken care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agile Process change management won't happen over night

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    flexibility wfh work and team outings

    Cons

    bonus complex process meetings hikes

  6.  

    GOOD WORKING CULTURE,STICK TO BASICS OF JAVA

    • 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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    perfect learning place,good team,good projects

    Cons

    Nothing particular to specify,everything ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great,cooperate with engineers and provide best environment to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Place to Work with

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, perks and values

    Cons

    none in specific. not at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome company to work at

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, work life balance, world class office facilities, always looking for innovation

    Cons

    Old company has old code which needs to be maintained. If you are not lucky, you will end up maintaining and fixing bugs in shipped code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the innovation going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, but you may get fired anytime!

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

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

    Pros

    -Good Salary
    -Good Campus
    -Good Work-Life Balance
    -Good Benefits

    Cons

    -Management is ruthless, may shut down teams and divisions if it doesn't generate enough revenue.
    -Acquire and Fire Policy
    -May not have salary hike every years. (No hike from past 2 years)
    -Your immediate manager decides your rating, bonus, hike and everything. No peer review or reverse review. This may not be a good thing if you and your manager arent in good terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Need to adapt to new technologies faster rather than fall behind and lose business.
    -Instead of firing whole departments/ teams, selective firing must be followed. There are so many bright talented people just in wrong place at the wrong time getting fired for no fault of theirs.
    -Dont just look at revenue and shut down teams, try to revive it, try to change your market strategies to turn into profitable business.
    -Top management needs to buckle up, acquire and then realise that the acquisition wasn't worth the money paid is happening way too often at Cisco.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice company to work with

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture and Latest Technology

    Cons

    Not at this point that i can remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good, transparent

  11.  

    nice

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

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

    Pros

    very good company with lot of amenities

    Cons

    no cons at all as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more freshers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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