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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 23 March, 2019
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Pros
  • "Importance to work life balance" (in 2480 reviews)

  • "We're allowed to work from home" (in 1091 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance can be challenging at times" (in 464 reviews)

  • "All problems of the big company" (in 366 reviews)

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  1. "Happy work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home. Unlimited emergency leave, okay health benefits

    Cons

    Older tech, slow to change, legacy stuff. Lot of pessimism within team!

    Advice to Management

    Pls less red tape.


  2. "senior software test engineer"

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    Former Employee - 101 in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - 101 in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company, I like the environment and workplace. all people are very nice

    Cons

    I feel very good in this company. It can balance my work and life. Good salary and workplace .

  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing workplace
    Work from home
    Great technologies

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  4. "World Class Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Employee centric - drives a culture of really focusing on the employees and ensuring they feel empowered in their jobs every day, while also maintaining the development of the individual within the company
    - Corporate Social Responsibility - Cisco does so many things to help give back to their communities by partnering with different organizations to help with certain crisis and issues all across the world with the use of their technology
    - Good benefits
    - People are super friendly and helpful!
    - Ability to collaborate with individuals all across the global
    -Flexible work practices

    Cons

    There's really no con's I have to say about the company, it's truly amazing!


  5. "developer"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Layoffs impacted the office morale


  6. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good living but not great

    Cons

    Salary could be much better


  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Some very experienced/talented people; good place to learn.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you might be working too much, enjoying less.

  8. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Work and life balance

    Cons

    No clear vision in management


  9. "A Great Company in Transformation Stage"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products, Strong GTM model, Post Sales Support, CEO

    Cons

    Compensation, Micromanagement, Work-Life balance, promotions and rewards


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good diversity and culture.

    Cons

    Low pay for undermanagement employees.