Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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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  1. Software enginner 2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    less exposure to new technologies

    Advice to Management

    be involve in india also

  2. Engineering Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    "Good work culture, Great opportunities for learning and improving your skills"

    Cons

    Exposure depends on the project

  3. Helpful (1)

    A very comfortable place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Smooth learning curve.
    Wonderful campus.

    Cons

    Takes years to understand the existing architecture.
    Was given no real work in the first 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better way of knowledge sharing inside the company. The internal wiki is useless.

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  5. Network Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Network Engineer
    Current Contractor - Network Engineer

    I have been working at Cisco Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you really want to work, you can have huge pile of work and of course get good amount of money. If you really want to relax , you can still enjoy working less maintaining a low profile . thically company, Cisco is one of the most ethical company in Silicon industry, it makes sure that things go via process . Sometimes we do dislike process (due to too much of process) but in the end , its for the good .

    Cons

    Heavy Politics. Benefits & Perks are good and opportunities are available to move around the company. But the politics is a big turnoff.

  6. customer support engineer

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with brilliant people and everyday it's a new leaning on work.
    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    some times it is hard to maintain work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Too much micro management should be avoid.

  7. Overall Great

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    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work policy
    Work benefits
    In office facilities

    Cons

    Salary could have been reviewed reviewed yearly

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Ware house of Knowledge on all technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Suited Environment and work culture
    Friendly Colleagues

    Cons

    No much motivational Hikes/ Relocation /Bonus

  9. Best place to work....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Best Place to work
    - Lot of training are available to improve your skills
    - Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    - Work may get bit bored

  10. hardware engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure
     benefits are at par with other competitors
    work wise its ok not that great

    Cons

    uncertain
    no job security even for 6 months
    poor top management
    very bad work life balance

    Advice to Management

    bring in young people
    bring people who have worked and not only managed
    need to have people managers not excel sheet managers

  11. Software Engineer - II

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional ethics, wide opportunities, good compensation

    Cons

    Management Politics, no career growth in video technologies

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