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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
5,295 Reviews
3.6
5,295 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cisco does a wonderful job of allowing its employees a superb work-life balance (in 639 reviews)

  • It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire (in 356 reviews)


Cons
  • No part-time options for professionals wanting work-life balance while raising a family (in 183 reviews)

  • If you want some short term real good big company experience it is a good place to be (in 167 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lucky to work for Cisco Systems

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

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

    Pros

    People over there are fun, creative, genius, workaholic. I really enjoyed working at Cisco. No formals. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Need to get approval for every single commit

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Changes the way you live and work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    excellent company for long term stay
    leader of networking technology
    excellent learning facilities
    outstanding work-life balance

    Cons

    personal growth is not always guaranteed
    sometimes, company shakes the morale of the employees with org restructures and limited layoffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Work Culture and Good pay

    Cons

    Senior Management is not up to the mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to decrease the layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice work environment

    • 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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work with, very nice work culture, flexible work hours
    Various teams to try, a good combination of networking plus software

    Cons

    Corporate culture maybe a setback. Politics and micromanagement are not that rare anymore. Frequent layoffs are also another thing worry about this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good to work

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    This is a very good place to work with. Process is very friendly and could easily got adjusted for the same. Managers are very cooperative. They are very understandable.

    Cons

    Selection process takes time. Should be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life balance is very Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mech Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, nice environment, Good resources

    Cons

    Frequent re-structures, tightly packed timelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience at Cisco

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexibility and facilities.

    Cons

    Working in core cisco is great but working in Cisco acquired companies is not same. Increments are not the same. This includes lay offs as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If companies like Cisco get involved in layoffs people will stop trusting IT companies at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Best environment and work-life balance
    Great campus good and helpful team members.

    Cons

    Yearly restructuring and frequent workforce reduction.

  10.  

    Software engineer

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    You can work on any product. There is always scope for movement with in the company.

    Cons

    Plenty of work in few BUs and no likewise pay revision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    CISCO is a nice company to be in.

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

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

    Pros

    I loved the infrastructure and the facilities that cisco provides. It has a huge campus and has almost everything in it. It also has a very good work life balance

    Cons

    Business needs take over most of your time. A better work environment aimed at innovation is one thing I feel was lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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