Cisco Systems

www.cisco.com
There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems

 

Great

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

Pros

Great Company, you can enhance your skills with training, flexibility for working from home, you can learn among the best.

Cons

Sometimes there is a bit desorganization in terms of project leads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the good work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

5622 Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Innovative culture, good people - company working hard to stay ahead of the game

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of good people and a decent salary range. There are good benefits and an innovative culture that allows flexible working to a degree though there are nice office locations too that have plenty of drop-in workspaces. you can get a lot of autonomy which leads to good prospects to move internally or take on new projects.

    Cons

    higher management is slightly over-heavy though this is getting better, a tendency for people to stay a long time so upward movement can sometimes be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move around more, create the space for people to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Senior Manager in Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cisco is a world-class organization with extraordinary people and opportunities. There is no shortage of challenge and opportunities can follow demonstrated performance -- particularly if located in San Jose, CA

    Cons

    Despite its global foot-print, Cisco remains a San Jose centric company from a leadership standpoint and --despite best-in-class collaboration technologies in its product portfolio -- opportunity standpoint. The company is trying to re-establish geographic proximity of colleagues to align with MIT viewpoint on Agile PLM framework. This is beyond silly on a campus where over 40 buildings and back-to-back meetings have employees calling in and WEBEX'ing into meetings where folks are in the same area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.) get over co-location. It cannot scale.
    2.) stop chasing HP to the bottom. Cisco will irreparably break if Mgmt tried to get to HP numbers. Focus needs to change to being best metrics per segment space and lose focus on overall GM.
    3.) announce a meaningful retirement plan for Chambers and Pond and stick to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Cisco Systems

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.