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Cisco Systems CEO Scot Gardner
Scot Gardner
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  • "Timezone differences makes it hard for work life balance sometimes(in 479 reviews)

  • "not pay high compared other big company(in 374 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great culture, decent work life balance, flexible, great access to training.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Obviously some folks won’t like the big company vibe, but if that’s for you, it’s a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Like the focus in culture, transformation to software is going well. Keep up the good work !

    Cisco Systems2019-05-04
  2. "Great flexible working and culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Feltham, England

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible working is part of the culture, lots of freedom to work how you see fit.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy can mean they don't move fast enough when hiring or pivoting into new sectors.

    Cisco Systems2019-05-06
  3. "used to value employees"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    training, salary, bonus, work from home

    Cons

    regular restructures, if your in with the right vp, you can skate by and do nothing

    Advice to Management

    look at who contributes, not who suck-up

    Cisco Systems2019-05-14
  4. "A Headstrong Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    This is a company that knows where it's going and how to get there. It can turn on a dime and change direction with great agility.

    Cons

    Cisco has matured over the years but it no longer has that exciting "start-up" feeling. Traditional career paths for engineers don't exist any more. It is so much harder for individual contributors to be in control of their career development, even if HR says we have.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with senior leadership and pull down their direction to the individual contributors.

    Cisco Systems2019-04-27
  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Cisco is truly global and inclusive so you will meet many cultures and types of people

    Cons

    HR is run by Dinosaurs who only manage upwards and have a presence mainly only in west coast. So get ready for holiday messages when only US is on holiday. Great for

    Advice to Management

    Manage downwards not just upwards

    Cisco Systems2019-05-09
  6. "Cisco system engineer"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, output based working, mature organisation, great work / home life balance

    Cons

    No major cons, you have to be self motivated

    Cisco Systems2019-04-19
  7. "Overall great company, but you can get caught in the weeds."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Overall company is great to work for, good at giving back to community, and focused on forward looking technology.

    Cons

    It's big, and you can end up in a business unit that loses focus and direction. Please note, review is based on specific BU. Generally from what I see rest of UK is better.

    Cisco Systems2019-04-30
  8. "Want to travel the world?"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to go and do things in your area of interest.

    Cons

    Different business units don't always coordinate well with one another, so it can be difficult on occasion to get things done efficiently.

    Cisco Systems2019-04-14
  9. "Room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Feltham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Good team mates

    Cons

    Work life balance. Because of the tech you can work from anywhere anytime. Which means people work long hours which leads to stress and burn out. Too many stakeholders on projects - takes forever to implement activities and Great tech stack but over complicated, systems don't talk to each other and you have multiple tools doing similar jobs eg reporting Conflict amongst senior management means decisions made due to...

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    Advice to Management

    Lead by example - stop encouraging poor work life balance Encourage development of teams, listen to their views, you don't always know best!

    Cisco Systems2019-04-13
  10. "Life Changing"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Worked with some of the most intelligent and creative people. Felt like family

    Cons

    Some departments are not so family oriented

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers

    Cisco Systems2019-03-20
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