Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2020

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  • "Flexible work time and great collaborate tools(in 1293 reviews)

  • "as this role is virtual you have the flexibility to work from home(in 1228 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great parental leave, flexible work, supportive team, great pay, fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    High workload, do more with less.

  2. "Great company to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Most of the team has great work culture

    Cons

    In Last 10 years cisco's lay off frequency is pretty high


  3. "Cloud Security Infrastructure Engineering (DNS)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    The CIE group has a lot to offer including lunch 3 times a week and a well stocked fridge. More importantly, the office culture is excellent and everybody works together to get things done. At higher (technical) levels, you can become very much a master of your own destiny. Working hours can be flexible and working from home is pretty much unrestricted (in non-Covid times).

    Cons

    Compliance, red tape and bureaucracy are destroying the organization. As a highly experienced tech, I get to spend less and less time on technical issues each day at the expense of attending meetings and arguing the effectiveness of mandates being imposed on our group from above. Between 2015 when Cisco bought OpenDNS and now (2020), the burden of conformance has become too heavy to shoulder... velocity, imagination and ingenuity are all casualties of this huge organization.

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  4. "Great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, atmosphere, free lunches, benefits

    Cons

    Few bad coworkers, location wasn't the best

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  5. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunity is great at Cisco.

    Cons

    No raise at all. You will get raise if you level up which is hard to grow within a lot of teams

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  6. "Big Company with Even Bigger Vision"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership with great vision

    Cons

    As a big company it has its share of ‘too many processes’ and not enough GSD.

  7. "Cisco Senior Software Developer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great salary, work from home

    Cons

    Lots of doc and processus

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dirty Politics dont help talent, dont give manager too much power and do 360 degree review of managers."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and flexible options.

    Cons

    Too much politics, Many worthless managers who are motivated to play silly games and feel empowered to take any decision they want to take as they own the employees job since management gives complete authority to hire on wish.

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  9. "Very nice place to work"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager 

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Maybe the annual lay offs

  10. "Amazing culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Helpful, egoless, blameless culture Smart with humility

    Cons

    Not the greatest office space, but hey, it's Vancouver so we can go outside year round :D

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