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Updated 1 February 2015
Updated 1 February 2015
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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.  

    Work culture is very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Nice work culture, friendly team mates

    Cons

    Salary is not great, below market value

  2.  

    lot of Flexibility in work and nice Initial compensation

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

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

    Pros

    1) Initially good compensation but then yearly hikes are pathetic
    2) Work from Home option is the one of the best privilege
    3) Freedom while doing your task but not much of learning ( you have to take initiative to learn new things)
    4) Good work culture and opportunity to wok with talented people

    Cons

    Not Good yearly hikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take care of employees by giving them good hikes and retaining talented people. They must also make sure that employee should not get monotonous work which can be achieved by shuffling the assigned work in regular intervals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    salaries and benefits are good compared to market

    Cons

    Job security is the biggest concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a strong strategy rather changing the same every year. This results to resource restructuring and ultimately job cuts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good one....

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

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Work life balance
    - Perks and facilities
    - Personal Growth depends on the team you work for
    - You will get time to work on your personal interests and attend trainings

    Cons

    - NO onsite opportunities
    - lacks innovation
    - Compensation is not so good for entry level positions compared to other top-notch companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Salary

    • 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 work and salary benefits !!

    Cons

    No cons at all to list

  7.  

    Automation testing profile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automation Tester in Pune
    Current Employee - Automation Tester in Pune

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Office hours
    Culture is good, but pune is not like real cisco
    Promotions are normal.

    Cons

    Less stability
    Automation uses some old languages TCL rather than new , so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PErks and benefits are awesome
    Work life balance is perfect..
    Management should improve

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company for ppl with ideas/ thoughts

    • 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

    Very flexible

    Managers/ Architects respect your ideas and thoughts if they are good enough.

    Given free hand in trying out new things.Typical product company thinking.

    Good recognition for your work in form of rewards and bonuses.

    No one really bothers if you are working from office or from home until your work is done

    Good pckg while joining

    Cons

    Too many changes in prod org. Frequent schuffling of engineers.

    Layoffs becoming very common every year

    Less hikes

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best

    • 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

    Pros

    work life balance and lot of networking giant

    Cons

    other than networking if you are interested then not a good option

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Channel Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAM in Delhi
    Former Employee - CAM in Delhi

    I worked at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Profession Company.
    Healthy Work Environment.
    Leadership in Networking Portfolio

    Cons

    Internal Challenges, Employee to Employee relationship etc
    Channel Policies - Pro T-1 Vs T-2

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Required Hr to play Active Role handling resources.
    Moderate pressure instead over load kind of situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best companies to work for

    • 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

    Very good benefits, Best Campus, Good work-life balance, Best Transport facility,

    Cons

    Over the past couple of years there has been many layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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