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Updated 22 September 2018
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  1. "Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good culture, good technologies, Great career opportunities

    Cons

    I can't think of any at the moment


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Financial Control Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Control Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, cool office (atleast in London)! Prestigious brand, big scale, MNC working best practices (this is a pro and con at the same time!)

    Cons

    Very complex working environment, highly customized reporting/ steep learning curve

  3. "Good technical work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good technical work. Awesome culture. Good growth environment

    Cons

    Less food choices in the canteen


  4. "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Working from home with Cisco technology

    Cons

    You had to be part of the clique to be considered for non-advertised marketing roles

    Advice to Management

    Greater transparency


  5. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a very good company to work for.

    There are countless smart people around that are willing to help. It’s an innovative company in either acquisition or development which means you’ll never be bored, plus we have excellent portals and content for learning.

    You need to acknowledge the days dedicated to “giving back” i.e 5 days for you to spend doing your chosen charity work. There is great flexible working and amazing tools that help make that easy.

    It’s a company lots of people feel proud to work for and many people spend a number of years at. Plus I’ve seen a lot of people leave and then come back because Cisco really is one of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    There are typical examples of inwardly focused management and intolerably lazy people but they can be avoided. My main wish is that it was easier to move around the world, you often hear that it’s very difficult to move countries which is disappointing given the company is so global.

    Advice to Management

    The set up in the UK for inside sales isn’t great, the management in that team are poor and given that more often than not that’s where people start their career this is something that should be quickly addressed. You need management that lead from the front and fundamentally understand the technology, keeping the team on the ball! Plus they have to commute to Bedfont Lakes everyday for 9-5.30 while their management will work from home and leave early? Double standards if ever I did see! That management team needs a shake up.


  6. "SE Life"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting - working in pre-sales, can be really enjoyable!
    Challenging - Makes me think, and often have to learn about new tech.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to strike up a good work life balance.


  7. "Life-changing..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People
    Fun
    Balance
    Accommodation
    Social

    Cons

    On-boarding section done by Manpower

    Advice to Management

    Change the on-boarding process and you have a near perfect experience

  8. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good corporate perks and well-run business

    Cons

    Far too much corporate nonsense. Not much personalisation or employee development - all focus is on the business.

    Advice to Management

    More interactions with employees to improve self development.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Feltham, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Feltham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, nice benefits including flexible working, lots of opportunities to do things alongside your job role and they have a nice gym onsite.

    Cons

    There is not a lot to do around the Feltham campus after work, there is a nice lake to jog round, but nothing else is walking distance.


  10. "Made redundant"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great package, excellent colleagues, flexible working

    Cons

    Dont let talent get in the way of getting made redundant

    Advice to Management

    Develop from within


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