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Pros
  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 1756 reviews)

  • I get to work from home multiple days per week (in 870 reviews)

Cons
  • it can sometimes get overloaded - you are the only one responsible with your work/life balance (in 370 reviews)

  • a big company like Cisco normally has less efficiency system (in 304 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everything here is amazing if we focus on the correct stuff

    Cons

    Few general MNC problems which every one has but otherwise good place to build a career


  2. "Good Company to Work"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work Life Balance , Professional ethics

    Cons

    Always threat of get firing , no job security .


  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Decent pay
    Open culture

    Cons

    frequent layoffs
    Nothing much to talk about

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Sr Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Lot of freedom for Product Manager, though a large company.
    Need to be both technically savvy and should have market knowledge.

    Cons

    Usual challenges of a large company, politics at various levels. Growth remains a challenge for the product management teams in India.

    Advice to Management

    Please give importance for Indian Product Managers


  6. "Great place to settle"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, employee benefits, freedom to choose projects and work style, plenty of training/career resources

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs, poor middle managers (hit or miss), growing bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    The culture is starting to become that of an aging company like IBM. Please change it. The perks and culture at the company are not well marketed.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities
    Learning path and trainings
    Flexible hours
    Awesome Campus
    Awesome policies

    Cons

    Instability because of layoffs every year


  8. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Great work culture
    High technical standards
    Excellent pay pack

    Cons

    Beware of firing
    .Sometimes work on weekend
    Flexi office is getting stricter


  9. "Not good for Hardware people"

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    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance.
    2. Good for SW people.
    3. Good place to grow for SW who are interested in learning more things

    Cons

    1. No good for Hardware people.
    2. No clear goal for company.
    3. frequent layoffs.


  10. "Engineer job review"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company with a higher growth rate

    Cons

    So much work load at a times.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such.


  11. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru

    Pros

    Good culture.But quite a bit politics

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs.No good vision for top level management


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