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Updated 23 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Importance to work life balance" (in 2480 reviews)

  • "We're allowed to work from home" (in 1091 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance can be challenging at times" (in 464 reviews)

  • "All problems of the big company" (in 366 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager - Software Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cisco Infra and flexibility for work life

    Cons

    Some of the managers are frustrated and insecured


  2. "Advance Service is good for people who love to travel"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of travel opportunities. You could use all your passport pages.
    Projects are sometimes good, sometimes not so much.
    Good brand value. People look upto you when you introduce yourself to any client.

    Cons

    Working remotely, specially when your manager is in a different city is a major downside. The people who work closely in the same office often get better projects which have more visibility.
    Salary is below average. Only few people get good salary if they have good ties with the manager. Rest have a below average hike.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus and facilities
    Lot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Depends up on the BU works.
    Don't work as a contractor , be a full time employee
    Job security

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, trust, work environment, freedom, responsibility.

    Cons

    Do not recognizing talent and skill quite enough.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your talent well, and reward it.


  5. "SOFTWARE ENGINEER"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru

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

    Pros

    GOOD FACILITY PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEE

    Cons

    completely process oriented, difficulty to find the point of contact


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru

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

    Pros

    It has very good work environment

    Cons

    Growth in salary is very slow


  7. "Good company to start working with, further growth is limited."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bengaluru
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can do lots of work across different teams if interested, safe and easy to work.

    Cons

    In sales, it is easy to get bogged down by nuances and rules of the system and the growth is stagnant as there are limited number of roles

  8. "Great Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace
    Flexible work hours
    Good learning curve

    Cons

    Slow hikes and promotions


  9. "amazing company to be a part of"

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    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Ranchi
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Ranchi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice atmosphere
    good hike and benefits

    Cons

    slow promotion
    very slow growth blue fox

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "Company to join after 10years experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance
    Good infrastructure
    Good bonus

    Cons

    No career growth
    No proper hike cycle. No one knows when next appraisal cycle will be. Very less hike
    Most BU are in maintenance mode

    Advice to Management

    Start 360 degree feedback for managers