Cisco Systems India Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
502 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Exposure to latest technological trends; excellent work life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Work from Home based on project & your relationship with immediate boss (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Vertical growth is slow as its a product company (in 19 reviews)

  • Work-life balance largely dependent on the BU, and team in particular (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    NCE Grade 6

    Current Employee - NCE in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - NCE in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    lots of oppurtunities and learning

    Cons

    Personal growth may not be that fast.. but depends !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Good pay master

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time

    Pros

    Good pay master in the industries. Technically good work

    Cons

    not good for long term. Products are very expensive so it may go down at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work and less politics...

  3.  

    Good place to start a career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems India

    Pros

    Ample opportunities to exploit and good work-life balance. Good training structure for each team, which is timely distributed and contributes to the learning curve.

    Cons

    Not any major ones but sometimes the learning gets stagnant and the work becomes monotonous. But flexibility to move to different work teams keep your motivation high.

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  5.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Cisco Systems India full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    An extremely enriching experience for freshers and for people with experience between 3 to 15 years. The market gets to know you and you have a brand in the market - depends on how you maintain the same +ve or -ve.

    Cons

    It gets crazy and could make you easily sucked up in a way that you forget your essence of life...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance Reviews need to be holistically taken and not left to the sole discretion of the immediate Manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    flexible work but no progress in personal intrests

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work environment,
    good team work,
    work-life balance and work from home are huge advantages

    Cons

    less career devolopment chances
    less salaries
    no hikes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    GOOD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BMS Operator
    Current Employee - BMS Operator

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

    Pros

    need to Improve & my self & give my Hard work to Improve the Company

    Cons

    Ready to work at any Changeling any time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    World Class in all the Networking and Packet Core Solutions but Employee hiring is freezed !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is too good. You have ample time to improvise yourself.
    Technical growth for an individual is satisfactory.
    Good salary package for entry level employees though hiring is freezed now.
    Variety of Networking & Packet Core solutions available which can satisfy even all the top tier service providers.

    Cons

    Long wait for compensation/promotion & bonus is frustrating.
    Decisions taken by top level management are not futuristic.
    Frequent layoffs make this an unsafe place to work at.
    Too much of company process to be followed while working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent Layoffs at Cisco makes the employees feel that they are not in safe hands.
    Adding on it, employees are not in a state of mind to contribute with complete potential.
    Management should try to retain the employees as much as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Software Developer III

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, compensation, opportunity to innovate, great focus on collaboration, respect for employees.

    Cons

    Less of learning, end up in meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid mismanagement of budget and unnecessary hiring just to retain requisitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to settle down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cisco Systems India full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - resources to study
    - Products are good
    - Always leading the market with quick transitions
    - Good work life balance
    - Added perks

    Cons

    - Product saturation, less learning
    - Risk of layoffs
    - Its difficult to grow up in hierarchy quickly since its a big organisation
    - Salary hikes in single digits
    - Only marketing people earn much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are best in business. Dont have any suggestions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Has been good until laid-off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Biggest reason : Work-Life Balance
    Training & Development opportunities improved after I reported to an American manager. While I reported to an Indian Manager, minimal personal development opportunities. Guess, it is a regional bias but Indian Managers try to show more savings everywhere.

    Cons

    Lay-offs for past 4 years, discrimination to some extent. In my function, Indians are not heard much. Decisions are all made in USA and we have to adhere to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cisco speaks a lot about Inclusion & Diversity in All-Hands and other forums but they don't follow. Agreed it is a USA firm but the game-changer today is to be more inclusive than ever before - in reality and not just on papers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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