Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
5,146 Reviews
3.6
5,146 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers
John T. Chambers
3,597 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 630 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 182 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 165 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Cisco Bangalore

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work with

    Cons

    Senior mgmt is not aligned, are not concerned much about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Big company. You get to see a wide range of customers and deal with a lot of people from different paths in the company. Great pay, good bonuses and promotions if you're better than average and the company is doing well.
    TAC gets a shift allowance and weekend pay (overtime).
    Bangalore employees get cab/van/bus pickup and drop at convenient times.

    Cons

    Stack ranking. Politics. Stagnant big company feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making up "initiatives" with buzzwords to pretend like you care for employees. Cut out the stack ranking. Disrupt more, stop being so staid and boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best company I've worked for in my 22 year career

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, great technology, employee friendly culture, everyone is treated the same, development opportunities, competitive benefits / salary, highly collaborative culture, matrix organization, individual contributor empowerment, work-life balance

    Cons

    Due to the collaborative culture, there are too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone leads; the good leader grows into leadership positions; you control your personal growth; work-life balance is in your hands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

Work at Cisco Systems? Share Your Experiences

Cisco Systems

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.