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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2020

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4.2
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  • "Long hours, minimal work life balance(in 512 reviews)

  • "Still a big company which means there will be protocol and some bureaucracy(in 406 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent coworkers - Strong support from management in your career goals - Challenging tasks + the resources to tackle them - Great compensation - Lots of resources for learning

    Cons

    You will never come to love WebEx Teams.

    Advice to Management

    Buy Slack.

    Cisco Systems2020-01-16
  2. "Good for more senior people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kanata, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people, cool projects, gym in building, could work remotely or flexible hours

    Cons

    Stressful, worked long hours, very poor rampup

    Cisco Systems2020-01-16
  3. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Ahhh 

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

    Pros

    Got work on topnotch technology, encourages growth

    Cons

    There are layoffs almost every year.

    Cisco Systems2020-01-13
  4. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Virtual Partner Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company reputation Career opportunities Lots of opportunities for development Work-life balance Great work space

    Cons

    Culture sometimes could get too political

    Cisco Systems2020-01-08
  5. "Virtual Sales Account Manager"

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    I have been working at Cisco Systems

    Pros

    Security, service provider, and networking

    Cons

    Hard to sell due to expensive

    Cisco Systems2019-12-17
  6. "Great company with great benefits but..."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -unlimited learning opportunities for both soft and technical skills -benefits are fantastic -cream of the crop in terms of talented employees -excellent training programs (CSAP, etc.) for early in career sales and engineering -Toronto office is a short walk from Union Station in the heart of the city -company enjoys very strong reputation from long history of delivering excellent products

    Cons

    -you are only as good as your sales performance. This company seems quick to "restructure" when sales performance suffers for any reason, even poor management choices/changes -account teams shuffle constantly making for difficult long term relationship building with customers and stakeholders -despite being the pinnacle of networking/telepresence companies some teams demand in-office attendance -constant evolution of products and services makes it difficult for sales teams to be successful -"open" office work model areas are very noisy and difficult to have professional meetings in

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    Advice to Management

    -learn how to manage remote teams/work from home teams effectively - it is better for morale, much better for the environment, and better for Cisco! -stop shuffling sales teams constantly. Cisco and customers benefit from building relationships that provide mutual benefit.

    Cisco Systems2019-12-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to work in Canada"

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    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 3 years

    Pros

    - Very flexible working hours - Competitive salary - One of the greatest Health Insurance Package - WFH when needed - Free EV charger in parking lot Not sure about other teams but my manager values my work and I receive a lot of bonus end of the year.

    Cons

    - Ottawa office has a terrible cafeteria, have to bring your own lunch - QA teams are mostly in India and communication about the defects they submit gets very tricky due to time zone difference.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work?!

    Cisco Systems2019-11-26
  8. "Really excellent work-life flexibility."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life flexibility Great pay Lot of independence Global travel opportunities

    Cons

    As a one-man team, you need to do everything on your own Career progression is restrictive

    Cisco Systems2019-11-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Ageism. They actively flush out people at age 50.

    Cisco Systems2019-11-14
  10. "a look back"

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    Former Employee - Indivdual Contributo 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to work... flexibility, benefits,

    Cons

    layoffs yearly, no increases in vacation,

    Cisco Systems2019-10-06
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