Cisco Systems Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

To filter reviews, or .

4.2
81%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
Cisco Systems Chief Executive, UK & Ireland  Scot Gardner
Scot Gardner
86 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "It can be hard to get a good work-life balance with late meetings(in 513 reviews)

  • "Still a big company which means there will be protocol and some bureaucracy(in 407 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "A multinational that feels more like a start-up"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Force in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Higher than average salary - Flexible work hours - Friendly environment - Seemingly endless budget for training

    Cons

    - It can be hard to get a good work-life balance with late meetings - Bureaucracy

    Cisco Systems2020-01-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A real sense of shared value

    Cons

    Very quick to cull non performing divisions which is dangerous if you find yourself in one.

    Cisco Systems2020-01-10
  3. "A company that works you hard but offers great flexibility, training and innovative programs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    focused on innovation, forward-thinking; offers great support to employees; working with some of the smarts people around

    Cons

    main office near Heathrow and in a business campus which might not be everyone's cup of tea

    Advice to Management

    none

    Cisco Systems2020-01-07
  4. "Ideal job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Harpenden, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, challenging work and like minded colleagues

    Cons

    Little room for upward movement

    Cisco Systems2019-12-30
  5. "Fantastic"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Feltham, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Great support. Gives you a chance to develop yourself and spread your wings.

    Cons

    Not really nothing to say

    Cisco Systems2019-12-06
  6. "cisco"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    global progressive supportive good rewards and training

    Cons

    none that I want to share here

    Cisco Systems2019-12-10
  7. "Excellent Culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Clear leadership Clear goals and KPIs World class benefits Positive environment Great strategy Fun and friendly

    Cons

    Not enough investment in employee growth

    Cisco Systems2019-11-15
  8. "Don't Stay Too long"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CX Consulting Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Home working and not micromanaged

    Cons

    Very little job progression. Promotions are limited and its more of a beauty contest than based on your abilities

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of management and very limited job progession

    Cisco Systems2019-11-25
  9. "Amazing culture - love it!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best employee welfare and culture to look after its employees. One of the best places to work in many countries. I have worked with Cisco in 3 continents and its easily the best place to work. Many benefits like Work from home, birthday offm, 5 days of paid leave to do charity work, macbooks at work.

    Cons

    Execs are disconnected from the challenges of the sales force on the ground. Its become a slow company to adapt to change, however, with leaders like Gerri and Chuck - things are improving.

    Advice to Management

    Change - and change fast. Drive employees to more action. Reward action - not theory.

    Cisco Systems2019-11-05
  10. "Great People"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director - Technology Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension contribution, share options, flexible working

    Cons

    Poor management, weak strategy, sales focussed

    Cisco Systems2019-11-13
Found 393 reviews