Cisco Systems Employee Reviews about "big company"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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Cisco Systems Chief Executive, UK & Ireland  Scot Gardner
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  1. COVID-19

    "Friendly relaxed and proactive environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - IT Analyst Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People always willing to help. Lots of experts and the company is very flexible about the work hours and allows a lot of work from home (they did that before coronavirus)

    Cons

    As it's a big company, climbing the ranks might not be the easiest thing to achieve and you mind find yourself stuck with a slow progression system if you are not one particularly bright individual when it comes to dealing with a big companies birocracy.

  2. "Good People, Good Culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Leader II in Feltham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people culture, socially responsible, flexible working hours, and well set up for remote working. Lots of training options and good benefits. Some opportunities to travel to or work in the US. Employees generally get a good level or autonomy and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    It's a big company and feel hard to change anything quickly. It's a global company but most things still revolve around the US. There are many "All Hands" type meetings from each level of management.

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  3. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people and great culture.

    Cons

    The normal cons of a big company.

  4. "Genuinely a great place to work"

    5.0
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    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

  5. "Make sure you get a good manager"

    3.0
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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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  6. "Love people & technology? Love where you work"

    5.0
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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.

  7. "Cisco has accelerated my career & improved daily life"

    5.0
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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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  8. "Good benefits"

    4.0
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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

  9. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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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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  10. "Great flexible working and culture"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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