Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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4.3
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Cisco Systems Chief Executive, UK & Ireland  Scot Gardner
Scot Gardner
94 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible work time and great collaborate tools(in 1291 reviews)

  • "as this role is virtual you have the flexibility to work from home(in 1227 reviews)

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  1. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems
    COVID-19

    "Great place to work! Leading the customer experience post sale........."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Executive in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cisco is employee and customer focused - this has been brought our even more so in the pandemic with SLT regular checkins, commitment to staff, commitment to customers, flexibility for customers and encouragement for staff to get involved in local causes to help. - approachable management with clear direction - flexible working was supported prior to the pandemic but even more so during and expected to be after - employee wealthfare is pivotal and programs support this - relevant technology but delivered with a focus on the customer outcomes and how that technology enables, not simply about selling "a widget" - lines of accountability and responsibility - opportunity to progress

    Cons

    - the IT industry is one of constant change, driven by customer demand and technology - Cisco has to change and mould to be aligned, so to some respects change is a constant

  2. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Success Programs Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the main reasons I love working at Cisco are the people and the environment we are surrounded with. It is a place full of diversity, which is a vital factor in getting to know different cultures and collaborating together. Having a high-trust organization such as Cisco helps us avoid micro management and employees are getting most of their potential. Apart from work, we love to have fun and rest our minds from business thoughts. In one of our Global Team meetings we had Chris Martin from Coldplay join us and play a few songs. How cool is that? As a big successful corporation we have a lot of job benefits, newest technology and always moving forward!

    Cons

    Being a part of such big organization means that change is constant and it is something that we need to adapt as the world and priorities are constantly changing too. Nothing that worries me too much as we know this is the only way to stay ahead of the competition.

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  3. "Great place to work on the latest technologies and not be micromanaged"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting 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

    Cisco are a great employer and allow their employees to manager their own time and work across different projects and learn the latest and greatest technologies

    Cons

    Salaries even in lower grades can be a bit stagnant

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  4. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Excellent working environment with knowledgeable and dedicated teams / team members * Plenty of oppertunities within the organisation to move around and/or train to learn new skills and keep things fresh * Great office conditions with free snacks/drinks and bi-weekly meals provided etc. * Great company direction and leadership * Comprehensive private healthcare * Decent pension contribution * Good overall remuneration (bonus / stocks)

    Cons

    * Poor base salary compared to market

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  5. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment and good working life balanced.

    Cons

    The technology stack is not updated.

  6. "Good company, slow career progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company if you are looking to settle down and spend at least 4-5 years in the same role with great work/life balance. There are tons of resources to learn. Management is fairly hands-off and let's you run your business as long as you are delivering results.

    Cons

    Slow career progression with long pay increase cycles. If you are not over achieving your quota the compensation is not impressive (and even below market value).

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  7. COVID-19

    "Fantastic company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    The culture is great, they really let you be who you want to be. You have the guidance and support that you need but you are also given the opportunity to make the work your own. Cisco invests heavily in their employees, they support with training and development and encourage people to improve and move forwards within the organisation. I would also like to mention that Cisco have been fantastic throughout Covid-19, they have been understanding and respectful of each individuals situation. I am grateful that I am working for Cisco during this difficult time.

    Cons

    For me personally there are no cons.

  8. "One of the best companies in the world with an exceptional CEO and Executive Team."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Architect in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best CEO in the world. Fantastic management, flexible working, great culture, good pay and options, car allowance, private health, pension.

    Cons

    Annual redundancies are part and parcel of working for such a large company.

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  9. "The best to work for!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - ASE in London, England

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Very facilitating of your needs.

    Cons

    N/A - None at all!

  10. "Genuinely a great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    great managers who look out for your development

    Cons

    big company so can be a bit daunting to navigate

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