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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 24 September, 2018
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  1. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Very well organized, the expectation is clear and there are tens of resources to learn and educate yourself

    Cons

    Company is not growing much


  2. "PROGRAM OFFICE LEAD"

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    Current Employee - PMO Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - PMO Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, best customers, Best talent today

    Cons

    As companies, technologies and competitors evolve, We seem to struggle to keep our profitability, so changes to protect the PnL might be coming harder that usual

    Advice to Management

    Trust your medium leadership team to make the right decision

  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, the people, and the endless opportunities in the company.

    Cons

    As with any employer of this scale, it could be somethings harder to progress and get promoted.


  4. "Senior Software Engineer at Cisco"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, remote friendly, some travel.

    Cons

    Lots of shelfware development, lots of churn deciding what the product actually is


  5. "Working on legacy Protocols and same sustenance work from last 2 decades ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work from home. relatively Easy work as we used software simulators for testing protocols

    Cons

    Working on legacy Protocols and same sustenance work from last 2 decades .
    All the major work is happening in US cisco,

    Only selected peoples are growing every year . 90% people employee don’t grow in this center .


  6. "Commercial sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Environment in Toronto is deplorable. Very cliquey and socially homogenous. Lack of social diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Work on sincerely improving the office envirOnment.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Average Salary and good experience to add to the resume.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for leadership or ownership. Poor HR organization and lots of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have a credible HR professional in charge of your interns.

  8. "Good career destination"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talent acquisition, Brand, Pay, Benefits, Work/Life balance, Autonomy

    Cons

    Tough to advance, frequent changes to leadership and strategy, politics, currency challenges

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within


  9. "Software Engineer at Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cisco Systems part-time

    Pros

    - great work atmosphere
    - flexible working time
    - working remotely

    Cons

    - a big company and sometimes hard to sync with other teams


  10. "Network engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company with great people and culture

    Cons

    too many management process and segement.


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