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Cisco Systems Chief Executive, UK & Ireland  Scot Gardner
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  • "Very good company to work for with a very good work life balance(in 2909 reviews)

  • "People centric culture, flexible work environment, great benefits(in 1263 reviews)

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  1. "Love people & technology? Love where you work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    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.

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

    "Make sure you get a good manager"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    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.

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    Cisco Systems2019-10-18
  3. "Cisco has accelerated my career & improved daily life"

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    Current Employee - Sales 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

    Caring employer with a culture of valuing people; the impact of our technology on society, and the positive brand recognition from our customers; pace of change and innovation; limitless career opportunities in various roles, functions and countries; competitive pay and benefits... list goes on. I meet people every day who bounced around jobs before landing and staying at Cisco. And also people who leave for greener grass on the other side, and come right back

    Cons

    Big company with associated complexities and messy back-end data sets; not a consumer brand so not recognized by students and prospective candidates - makes it harder than it should to hire top talent.

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    Cisco Systems2019-09-05
  4. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Development Manager in Chandlers Ford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits Good training Many different customer accounts to work on Lots of new technologies

    Cons

    Big company often means big processes Limited in house innovation- innovation often through acquisitions Regular layoffs

    Cisco Systems2019-07-30
  5. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems

    "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 10 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.

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    Cisco Systems2019-05-04
  6. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems

    "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 3 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
  7. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "Great company for some."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home and some amazing talent great for new young people starting out.

    Cons

    Middle/low end management is turning the company into another Big Company. Lack of innovation. Ageist, they don't have retierment parties for any one just LR's.

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    Cisco Systems2017-11-16
  8. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibilty that cisco offers you is amazing. Also do get to work with lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Since it is a big company it sometimes becomes difficult to see the impact of your work.

    Cisco Systems2017-09-28
  9. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Marketing manager"

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    Former Freelancer - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big company had lots of opportunities to work in diverse areas and geographies

    Cons

    Turned in to typical large company - need to be political to get on. Felt like they had lost their way somewhat - hopefully new CEO will be able to change that

    Cisco Systems2016-06-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good but inpersonal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great compensation, great job security. A big company with the possibility of transferring to other areas of the business.

    Cons

    Your input is minimal. Upper management change the strategy as often as they are changed. Don't expect to have any real impact on the products.

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    Cisco Systems2016-03-21
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