Cisco Systems
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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 4,207 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Cisco Systems Chairman & CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance is better compare to many of the start-ups"
    in 416 reviews
  • "It is very flexible environment where most people can work from home if they desire"
    in 246 reviews
Cons:
  • "Cisco leadership encourages employees to attain an equitable work/life balance"
    in 134 reviews
  • "The result is a dilution of culture and a race towards big company mediocrity"
    in 126 reviews
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Great run

Vice President/General Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

ProsGreat franchise. With cash flywheel

Cons... Running out of steam

Advice to Senior ManagementNew team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Network Consulting Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood work culture
Good pay
Technology is everywhere

ConsRelocation option is close to null even after long association

Advice to Senior ManagementIf employee is good enough try to retain him by helping him achieve his dream

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was Great

Senior Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsWork Life integration is really great

Consa healthy challenge is always needed.

Advice to Senior Managementrecognize the right talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work life balance

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood work life balance
Good facilities

ConsWork is not challenging enough
Performers are not appreciated/rewarded
Lot of internal politics for promotions and hikes. Reason is small budgets and relative gradings

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain people with good talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good but could be better

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsWork Life Balance is OK.

ConsNot enough Training and Travel budget, need to self teach (OJT)

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many meetings, salary and bonus are not easy to come by as there is not enough trickled down as most of it already picked before it flows down.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good but could be better

Software Engineer IV (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsGood working environment and facilities

Consappraisals and hikes are not proper

Advice to Senior Managementappraisals and hikes should be looked at

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsGood company to work with.

ConsNone as such. Long vision to be market leader across.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent

Software Engineer VIII (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros- Talented people
- Good life - work balance
- Good campus

Cons- Compensation mainly depends on budget not on your performance.
- Running behind other companies when comes to compensation.
- Many people from higher management are leaving company causing change in leadership hierarchy which is affecting employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I am working in cisco for 5 years

Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood work life balance
Plenty of opportunities to excel.

Conspromotions will take time.
Good for people who wants to mange personal life and work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cisco Systems

ProsFlexible timings Appropriate packages, good learning environment.

ConsFor freshers not very good learning environment.

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