Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins
Chuck Robbins
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Pros
  • "Nice pay Pay Flexible work hours WFH Ambience(in 1351 reviews)

  • "Strong company with flexible work from home positions(in 1270 reviews)

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  1. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "Love working with great people and products"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * People: Great people to work with. By far the most amazing team I have worked with. By the way, I had left Cisco and, after 1 year, I came back because I loved working with my current group. The culture shift is refreshing. Be a part of it. * Products: Amazing range of products. And all of them are being inter-connected with one another leading to endless possibilities * Pace: Company is moving at light speed in developing/acquiring/integrating new technologies in networking and other areas. If you are in the right group, the pace is blinding (in a positive way)

    Cons

    * There are still some teams with very slow pace and not eager to change. But the culture is changing positively * No free food. We have free snacks though. But honestly, free-food is over-rated!

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  2. "Good company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Galway

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    1) Solid technical experience 2) very good training to cope up with new technologies

    Cons

    Job cut is normal and need to be in edge and competitive


  3. "Very good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Galway
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues. People always willing to help you. Interesting tasks

    Cons

    Big company, slow promotion system.

  4. "Cisco"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Staff, nice kitchen and interesting

    Cons

    Long hours, tough job, needs skill

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  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, surrounded by experts in engineering, interesting work. Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    None, was very happy with the company

  6. "fair"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Galway

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

    Pros

    flexible work environment and hours

    Cons

    high level of commitment required

  7. COVID-19

    "Great company, interesting products, great site culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Galway
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture and strong team spirit, heavily exemplified by the support provided thru covid. Collaboration product portfolio is diverse, everything from desktop to micro service and devops. Benefits good, big focus on charitable volunteering brings everyone together.

    Cons

    Strong work ethic .. if you are committed and passionate, all good, if you are looking for something less ambitious, consider carefully.

  8. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Good Culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Great collective of colleagues Nice company events Good benefits

    Cons

    Management decisions not really clear and transparent.

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

    "Very good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, company culture, work/life balance

    Cons

    Low salary, low paid time off

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  10. "good place to work in Ireland"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flexibility, great people, strong teams, good culture

    Cons

    limited progression available at the higher levels unless willing to move to US

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