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Updated Oct 18, 2019

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Cisco Systems CEO Scot Gardner
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance is generally good with Cisco IT(in 2757 reviews)

  • "With best IT environment providing very flexible work style(in 1221 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work for."

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    flexible working means its work life integration over balance.

    Cisco Systems2019-10-14
  2. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Architect in Reading, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Focus on getting you up to speed Continuous Learning Work Life Balance ESPP Stock Programme Great Benefits Child Care Time2Give

    Cons

    No Company Cons so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Cisco Systems2019-10-09
  3. "ASE CSAP program - great career starting point"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *The company schedules time and pays for you to take the Cisco certifications - CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, etc. *Covers in-depth Cisco's technologies: Enterprise Networking, Data Center, Security and Collaboration. *Get training from top instructors in selling techniques and skills. *Good place to work: flexible hours when self-studying, good colleagues, offices clean and spacious.

    Cons

    The office is in Bedfont Lakes which is in the outskirts of London. For those city lovers means commuting for at least 40 minutes from London. In the upside, the offices are huge and surrounded by nature.

    Cisco Systems2019-10-07
  4. "Make sure you get a good manager"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in London, England
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    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Development, benefits, overall programs, personal and professional advancement, good technology.

    Cons

    A big company can suffer some bad managers. Changes too often to be stable in marketplace, be prepared for change. Pays lip service to programs and often only succeeds because of 1 or 2 dedicated individuals. If those individuals go, then the programs often go too.

    Advice to Management

    Don't adopt a culture because it is fashionable and you need to be seen to be 'hip' Make the culture you have better, stick to it and make it better.

    Cisco Systems2019-10-18
  5. "great"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great job, great company, great people

    Cons

    as I said, cant complain

    Cisco Systems2019-09-29
  6. "Can be a bit bipolar at times"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry leading products, amazing reputation. Customers know that they are buying the best products available. The work environment is also good, access to modern technology, beautiful offices, truely global presence.

    Cons

    A desire to become a services business, drive annuity revenue and deliver business outcomes rather than just product transactions. However as an organisation they are still obsessed with product revenue. Remuneration needs to align with business objectives. High pressure sales environment. Pushing short term transaction over longer term strategic customer outcomes

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on success measures and drive the right behaviours

    Cisco Systems2019-10-12
  7. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great level of responsibility early on - excellent work/life balance - superb company culture

    Cons

    Sometimes being part of a global team it can be difficult to get a sense of team spirit

    Cisco Systems2019-09-23
  8. "CSAP - ASR Programme"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic organisation with a huge amount of opportunity, not just within your day job but also outside. Great travel opportunities, giving back, company events etc. Fantastic scope to develop your career - I personally enrolled on the graduate program CSAP, which is known as one of the best sales programs around and for a very good reason! It is also highly regarded throughout the rest of the organisation.

    Cons

    Lots of decisions are made out of the states often with their best interests first.

    Cisco Systems2019-09-24
  9. "Meraki is AWESOME"

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    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Culture is a huge plus, inclusivity as well -best support structure for growth and development -Great remuneration structure -Catered meals every day with full snack bars

    Cons

    -cant think of anything to be fair

    Cisco Systems2019-09-24
  10. "Love people & technology? Love where you work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Specialist in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you love people and technology - Cisco is an excellent place to start, grow and extend into a role. CSAP (Cisco Sales Associate Program) - is a global accelerated program designed for you to learn and propel your career at Cisco. You are given the opportunity to gain professional certifications, travel and create worldwide friendship. This year long program was the perfect way for to start my career at Cisco.... Cisco will allow you to move to find a role to suit you and managers are supportive for you progressing in your career path. There is a reason why #lovewhereyouwork and #wearecisco go hand in hand, flexible working is encouraged to help you work how and when suits you, Fun fund is what happens every few months to bond and have fun with your team mates. If people culture is something you are looking for in your career, Cisco is where you will be made to feel at home with a new Cisco Family.

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    Cons

    As with any big company; restructuring, politics and change can majorly impact careers but this is not unique to Cisco. Change in technology, change in workplaces will happen in any field this is not something to fear.

    Cisco Systems2019-09-24
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