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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity followed by fulfilling leadership

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacation days

    Cisco Systems2019-06-10
  2. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some really great people you get to work with on projects. Reasonable pay and benefits. Peers within and outside of Canada are some of the smartest and wonderful people I had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    Constant reorgs. No real strategy. No such thing as work life balance. Perpetual layoffs. Culture of nepotism, classicism etc. in the Toronto office. Positions to advance career not based on merit but who is in the "cool kids" circle and who is not.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture starting with HR first.

    Cisco Systems2019-07-17
  3. "Career Growth"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is stability in job

    Cons

    very slow growth for engineers

    Cisco Systems2019-06-15
  4. "Always a good laugh"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly teammates - Different projects to work on using different technologies

    Cons

    - No sick days - 3 days of vacation must be taken in December

    Advice to Management

    Shut down should not count towards time off

    Cisco Systems2019-05-28
  5. "Office Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist-Cross Functional in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loads of benefits, Work/Life balance, Encourages you to donate your time to charities (paid time off up to 5 days/year) plus charitable donation match.

    Cons

    Being a tech company, the constant competition for market share - new tech purchase/dated tech out the door. Employee turnover high. That's just the name of the game!

    Cisco Systems2019-05-09
  6. "Great company to be part of"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer 

      I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

      Pros

      Many years of happy employment with Cisco. Good salaries, great benefits, amazing work environment.

      Cons

      None I can think about.

      Cisco Systems2019-04-22
    • "Software Test Engineer"

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

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

      Pros

      It is multicultural organization where you work and enjoy your life.

      Cons

      There is no as such to say.

      Advice to Management

      No Advice

      Cisco Systems2019-05-02
    • "Software Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

      Pros

      Competitive salary, infrastructure, perks, work culture.

      Cons

      Sudden corporate restructure affects employees

      Cisco Systems2019-04-07
    • "Very poor management"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Intially Cisco pays well -Having Cisco on your resume will get some attention by recruiters/hiring managers -My team is a joy to work with -Very good work/life balance

      Cons

      -Your salary will stay the same till you leave or get Laid off -Cisco Lays off a lot -They change minds/directions every quarter -Leadership is very weak -Cisco buys companies and burns them to the ground -Teams work against each other -Very little chance of working on cutting edge anything at CISCO

      Advice to Management

      you are losing marketshare. Wakeup and realise that when you LR entire teams instead of poor performing individuals you lose a lot of talent. Hiring freezes don't help either.

      Cisco Systems2019-04-02
    • "Great place to work"

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

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

      Pros

      Amazing workplace Work from home Great technologies

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Cisco Systems2019-03-05
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