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Updated 15 November 2018
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  1. "My second family - Cisco"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and people at Cisco. Very good policies especially for women. Very active skill development and personal development program and great at allowing employees to explore their strengths and skills through stretch assignments.

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "best working culture"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning opportunity and career growth

    Cons

    company wide layoffs happen every quarter, and they close down entire business unit, irrespective of employee performance

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cisco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart people.
    Working on very interesting problems,

    Cons

    Some not so smart people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the "cisco family" stuff.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, flexible working, always learning

    Cons

    Need more women in middle management leadership roles

    Advice to Management

    Break the mould and force the change


  5. "Work Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, trusted, encouraged, amazing benefits

    Cons

    multi national friction, complicated processes, millions of acronyms


  6. "Service Delivery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home and manage your own time.
    Feeling empowered to change things you believe do not work or need improving.

    Cons

    Although it's a global company and we work in a global team, it seems that you only get noticed if you have a direct link to Corporate


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good money, Bad environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and bonus.

    Cons

    Working environment doesn't encourage excellency and innovation

  8. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Core portfolio, focus on inclusion and diversity, remuneration

    Cons

    Functional duplication, some BU misalignment, constant leadership churn.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the US centricity with the market potential in RoW. Create a new cultural intolerance to company politics.....it gets in the way in some functions of the company, but not all.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Digital Progamme Manager in Feltham, England
    Former Employee - Digital Progamme Manager in Feltham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and amazing work life balance
    Great career development and opportunities to grow
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are not so great


  10. "Mixed Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Feltham, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Feltham, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Occasionally work from home
    Good benefits
    On-site gym
    Birthday day off

    Cons

    People aren't treated equally
    Some acquisitions negotiate great perks and existing employees are told there is no budget for them
    Contractors can keep negotiating their rates but permanent employees are put on the backburner for promotions
    No clear career pathways
    Salary does not increase often even if your workload/ responsibility does
    Too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally - no selective perks
    Be more transparent about promotions - when will my dept have budget etc?
    Have better HR - other companies have gone above and beyond with how HR work with employees - especially for graduate hires.


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