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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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  1. "Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Technology led
    Leading views on IT development and implications for business
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Exceptionally silo'd organisation
    Pockets of Team work .. but really very individual

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the real business user.. not the IT department in a customer


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems part-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to cutting edge network technologies.

    Cons

    Not many cons:
    Although management was based in another country


  3. "A snapshot from early in career"

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility to experience various parts of the business by rotating across functions
    -Get involved with fun initiatives
    -Feels like a family
    -Gadgets that we use are so cool - I feel like I'm at the forefront of new and exciting tech!

    Cons

    Slow and complicated back end tools which make it hard for newbies like me to get up to speed.
    Sometimes things feel like a free for all just to get a job done and completed, can be hard to find the right resource first time.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Massive American Orwellian corporation"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Staines, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Staines, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and opportunities for training good. Flexible working policies very good

    Cons

    Cisco bought out our successful company and have ruined it in around 5 years. It's too big, what makes sense as a direction at the top, loses its way in translation down the layers and becomes farcical. Constant redundancies and reorganisations just to try and make the bean counters happy, with no real thought as to whether they make sense. Good people can be cut from important/successful projects because some line manager in the States has been told to cull x people and conversely some people can be left with a job title and a good salary, but no constructive work to do - soul destroying and I'm so happy I got out.

    Advice to Management

    Lower down - actually challenge the sense of what you're being asked to do. At the top, actually think beyond the next financial quarter and look at the impact of some of your decisions on the ground


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Job variety, benefits, career prospects, technology

    Cons

    too many drifters in the business

    Advice to Management

    realise what you have


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Feltham, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Feltham, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Great team culture. Remote working

    Cons

    Not a huge range of systems to design.


  8. "Interesting and exciting role at the cutting edge of the sector"

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

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a rapidly evolving, ambitious and forward thinking company at the cutting edge of the sector. Being part of the newly formed Customer Success function within the business is giving me an opportunity to help drive, shape and participate in one of the newest, most innovative roles in the business. As a large organisation, there are also a plethora of opportunities to branch off into other areas as my career with Cisco evolves.

    Cons

    As this is a relatively new role and function within Cisco, the processes and reporting are still quite new and would benefit from some refinement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and fine tune the reporting data and processes to supply more granular information to CuSM's to assist in the before, during and after phases of customer engagement.

    Cisco Systems Response

    10 Nov 2017 – HR Representative

    Thank you for your review! Glad to have you with us. The Customer Success function truly is growing and driving essential innovation for Cisco. We're investing heavily in wonderful people like you... More


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    "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good brand name although still wonder why

    Cons

    Political, if you are part of an inner circle you are good safe

    Advice to Management

    Why bother they won't listen


  10. "Customer Success"

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

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

    Pros

    Clearly moved on from just a router supplier and now a real network company far beyond hardware, really investing heavily in the software and capabilities part of the business. The Executive are also well aware of moving to a software licensing business and making sure there's no Cisco Shelfware.
    The Executive appear to be investing heavily in customer success in it's own capability but also with the partners that's encouraging.

    Cons

    It building up the capability from a small start, so a lot of things are new to everybody, but that does give the opportunity for the company to be open minded about new idea, which so far it seems to be.
    Whilst the majority of the company take on board the new mission there are a few NIMBI's, but then that would happen anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working at the Software model, keep investing, don't expect it to all suddenly change overnight, but keep pushing it hard in the right direction.


  11. "Graduate Scheme"

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    Current Employee - Associate Sales Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Training is done to a very high standard
    -Perks
    -Experience
    -Pay

    Cons

    - Occasionally the training can drag but for a good reason


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