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Updated 20 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Importance to work life balance" (in 2480 reviews)

  • "We're allowed to work from home" (in 1091 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance can be challenging at times" (in 464 reviews)

  • "All problems of the big company" (in 366 reviews)

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  1. "Cisco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work and life balance is nice

    Cons

    Can't say there are something disappointing me a lot.


  2. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great career progression, and lots of things to learn

    Cons

    There are no cons

  3. "Cisco changing the way we work, live play and learn."

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Empowered to make decisions. Global company. You can travel to anywhere in Cisco and the culture is the same, one family. The technology in the company allows you to be flexible where you work. Diverse team where bullying and discrimination is not tolerated. A message from the CEO. I have seen people asked to leave the company for unacceptable behavior. Share prices going up. Company strategy is very futurist. Vision. Cisco changing the way we work, live play and learn. It has always been this for the last 13 years of my employment.

    Cons

    Its not a 9-5 job because it is a global company. But work time is flexible.


  4. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    - flexible working hours
    - very good culture
    - strong values

    Cons

    - work is sometimes repetitive and not interesting


  5. "Worked in TAC for 3 years"

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    Current Employee - TAC Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - TAC Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -learn alot of technologies
    -deep dive
    -high pressure environment
    -work with smart people
    -great culture

    Cons

    -salary is ok but not the best


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Salary and benefits
    Management
    Product
    Great customers

    Cons

    There is a lot of admin and process to follow


  7. "Great place to work at but annual restructuring leaves a bit to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are willing to work hard

    Cons

    Annual corporate restructuring at the end of the year for the past many years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the annual restructuring, re-tool don't release.
    Don't lose the customer first culture

  8. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Learn heaps as a grad

    Cons

    No much chance of being promoted


  9. "Client Executive"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand, Income, Customers, Technology, Colleagues

    Cons

    Career limitations, Ageism, Lack of growth


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Culture in bad shape. Too bad if you are a male employee right now.."

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great products which make selling easier however competition is fierce so nothing is really that easy.
    - Top Family Health cover.
    - Car spot and Car allowance for sales executives
    - Can make decent money if already employed at a decent grade.
    - Great place to be right now if you are a female professional.
    - Sales all hands in Las Vegas
    - Sales tools and technology

    Cons

    - Loosing its social atmosphere which was one of the companies great strengths. I feel this is due to a cultural change and the departure of some big personalities over the years.
    - Work load increasing due to regular company lay offs and role consolidation. Most staff just want to go home to rest rather than socialise amongst peers and management trying harder to reignite this artificially.
    - Sexism under the guise of "Diversity". Good luck if you are a male looking for a role or a promotion. It's getting harder and harder.
    - More inexperienced people in the business that you may need to carry.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire inexperience people then expect an inexperienced outcome. Don't turn your back on those who have been loyal to the business, do your job and take the time to identify and nurture talent rather than awarding those who have a gift for managing upwards as that skill does not always get you the best talent for the job. Most importantly, diversity is much more than ones sexual orientation. Appreciate experience, background, work history and work ethics.