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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 20 January 2019
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Pros
  • "good work life balance & onsite opportunities" (in 2453 reviews)

  • "work from home , no restrictions" (in 1085 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be poor in certain groups / certain times" (in 460 reviews)

  • "It is a big company and all of the politics that come with that" (in 366 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New Bedfont, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New Bedfont, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture of trust and empowerment
    Professional
    High expectations
    rewards

    Cons

    work/life balance can be challenging


  2. "Best in the world"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Very good company, best one. Flexible managers with hard working and adequate tools.

    Cons

    none best in the world

  3. "Great place to work, but prepare to work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Infinite opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Relentless hard work. Can be a highly political environment

    Advice to Management

    Deal with toxic management behaviour


  4. "Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and nice offices

    Cons

    far from the city and low salary


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and working culture can be very flexible which is handy.

    Cons

    They lay off massive groups of people twice a year so isnt great for job security.


  6. "Senior Enterprise Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Cisco is a great company.

    Cons

    There is a need for more collaboration and team work and better leadership and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that there are better processes in place.


  7. "Still a good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Empowerment, great customers, sophisticated product,

    Cons

    As companies grow and mature its difficult to keep focus and stop silos from growing and competing/not co operating

    Advice to Management

    listen to employee feedback on strategic direction from the individual contributer level. Its amazing what you will learn if you step outside the chain of command. Work harder to flatten the management structure

  8. "Customer Success Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and team spirit
    Great benefits
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotion
    Some office politics at senior level and a lot of change


  9. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible company to work with

    Cons

    Lot of Redundancy happens every year


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and place to work but old school management"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, very talented people, lots of trainings and opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    difficult to get promotions and salary increases, although a big company with lots of opportunities it's surprisingly hard to switch teams and with some managers communication seems to flow only in one direction

    Advice to Management

    I hope they'll soon realise that they need to adapt to a fast changing environment otherwise they'll continue to lose talent. Waiting 2-3 years to get a promotion even though you've achieved your objectives isn't acceptable and managers should be more supportive when employees decide they want a different career path and not be against it. As they say, employees leave managers not companies and I hope Cisco will start to think more about that.