Cisco Systems Employee Reviews about "big company"

Updated 16 May 2020

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Pros
  • "People centric culture, flexible work environment, great benefits(in 1275 reviews)

  • "as this role is virtual you have the flexibility to work from home(in 1212 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be hard to get a good work-life balance with late meetings(in 522 reviews)

  • "Big company so there is sometimes a lot of red tape(in 417 reviews)

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  1. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems
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    "Great work/life balance, flexi-time, remote working. Competitive salary but slow to progress up the ladder."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Galway
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As mentioned, great flexi time. Work from home. Salary is good, good bonus.

    Cons

    Plenty of red tape. Big company a lot of in house competition. The usual workplace politics. There is a lot of process involved in the development side. Complete micro management of tasks using the agile process. Hard to move up the ranks, a lot of competition and not as many promotions available. Benefits have been cut this year. The bonus is not guaranteed. Managers need to listen to the tech leads/architects more.

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    Cisco Systems2014-03-02
  2. "depends on team and project, but overall path to grow"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    excellent learning at work customer interaction

    Cons

    salary is a pain point regular loopholes of a big company

    Cisco Systems2020-05-16
  3. "Top of class Graduate Program"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International environment, amazing lecturers and a save environment where you can learn from everybody. The mix of technical and sales background it's really accurate and will help you develop high demanded skills nowadays. After finishing your degree/master, this is an amazing opportunity to start working for a unbelievable company surrounded by young, active people. Definetly a experience to remember for years.

    Cons

    Selection process is quite intense, you will compete with the best of the best in your country. Being such a big company, sometimes you are overwhelmed by the amount of info, tools, processes and solutions available

    Cisco Systems2020-05-15
  4. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Great company, great people, great benefits"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cisco takes care of its employees. It has a fantastic values-based culture that is evident throughout the organization. There are many opportunities to move departments or take on different challenges and grow your career. Would highly recommend working here.

    Cons

    Like any big company, things move slowly. There is a lot of overhead when operating a company of this size, which can be frustrating to some, but that is par for the course for any Fortunat 500.

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    Cisco Systems2020-04-27
  5. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment

    Cons

    Big company so there is sometimes a lot of red tape

    Cisco Systems2020-04-14
  6. "Overall good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours; supportive management; convenience location

    Cons

    similar to any big company, it is hard to find the right person/team for information.

    Cisco Systems2020-04-25
  7. "Flexible workplace with lots of opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best parts of Cisco's culture is the focus on driving results. Leadership isn't concerned with how you structure your day or where you work as long as you accomplish your goals. Strategy cascades down from leadership empowering everyone to be able to make decisions that tie back to the company goals and customer success. It's a fast moving, hard working company that rewards employees based on success.

    Cons

    It's a big company, you might be a high performer and have accomplished great things in the past but if you move to a new org it can be like you are starting a new job.

    Cisco Systems2020-04-02
  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior UI Designer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, space to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Big company and feel we got lost.

    Cisco Systems2020-03-24
  9. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Cloud Technical Leader"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Kraków
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    W/L balance, in-company culture, benefits, CD opportunities.

    Cons

    Big company processes (slow, confusing).

    Cisco Systems2020-03-24
  10. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Best place to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture, loved the diversity, and investments towards talent.

    Cons

    Transformation and Change is constant. It's a big company so this can be painful for some.

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    Cisco Systems2020-02-21
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