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Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins
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  • "Timezone differences makes it hard for work life balance sometimes(in 479 reviews)

  • "not pay high compared other big company(in 374 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Cisco is an amazing company to work for, you really feel you are best in the world and best for the world. Work life balance is great, and tremendous opportunity to try new things.

    Cons

    Innovation is sometimes hard to achieve. Like most companies you need to be in the right circles to get support for your ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more autonomy down the reporting chain. There are a lot of smart people working there yet decision making is reserved by a few key high up execs/architects. This limits creativity and innovation, even the process of experimentation can feel stifled.

    Cisco Systems2018-12-27
  2. "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 6 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
  3. "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 6 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
  4. "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 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 9 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 6 years

      Pros

      Amazing workplace Work from home Great technologies

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Cisco Systems2019-03-05
    • "World Class Company"

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

      I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more 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...

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      Cons

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

      Cisco Systems2019-03-04
    • "developer"

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

      I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great environment to work in

      Cons

      Layoffs impacted the office morale

      Cisco Systems2019-02-28
    • "Senior Software Engineer"

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

      I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      It is a good living but not great

      Cons

      Salary could be much better

      Cisco Systems2019-03-05
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