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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 14 October 2018
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  1. "Happy"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, The work we do, the fun we have

    Cons

    none to report, work is rewarding

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership and opportunity to work with global peers in various projects.
    Socially responsible company.

    Cons

    attracting women to work in high tech company is a challenge.
    Old mindset moving to a new vision can be hard

    Advice to Management

    A goal of 25% direct reports under the age of 30 and women would be nice to have.

  3. "IT Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Working for Cisco has given me the opportunity to grow myself, my career and others. I believe Cisco's most important assets are their people who are great teachers, contributors and challengers and are always looking for ways to innovate. Working for Cisco has also given me great flexibility so that combining a career and family is much more of a balance.

    Cons

    Internal competition for career opportunities is high.


  4. "Cisco is the BEST employer!"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True working flexibility, the people and benefits really make Cisco a great place to work.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  5. "An amazing place to work with amazing people!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is an inherent trust that everyone will give their best in a flexible working culture. Being accepted for who you are and being encouraged to bring your whole self to work is another plus. Giving back is a huge priority for Cisco and everyone is encouraged to get involved in volunteering which I love!

    Cons

    Flexible working conditions mean sometimes it does feel like you are 'always on' but it's a small price to pay for being able to fit work into your life rather than fit your life around your work.


  6. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cisco is a progressive and innovative environment to work in. There are opportunities to challenge the status quo and the freedom to make your role the way you want it to be. It is a very supportive environment where employees are looked after. I feel that my skills have grown a lot working here. One of the greatest benefits is the trusted environment which allows flexible working. As a mother of 4, which a 1 year old going back to work full time after maternity leave, this has been a great benefit. Like anything, this is built on trust and high expectations of high quality work being met. It doesn't get boring, there is constant change.

    Cons

    Like any large company, there are politics and levels of bureaucracy. This can be very frustrating, but it's hard to find any larger organisation where this does not exist to some degree.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture the talent and ensure their needs are met, Don't underestimate the impact of constant broad scale change and resulting 'limited restructuring' in morale and teams' willingness to take risks.


  7. "19 Year Cisco Veteran in IT, HR, L&D, Finance... and Still Counting!"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think most folks know by know that Cisco is a great place to be in regards to workplace flexibility. You can pretty much do your job anywhere in the world where you have a decent internet connection and are willing to be flexible with your working hours.
    I'm still at Cisco because the mentorship, support, development and career opportunities have been amazing for me. You have the opportunity to be exposed to different parts of the business, develop a passion for it and gain experience, then find a job with that group.
    My interests and experiences have lead to some really great roles at Cisco, not always doing the same thing, and for the most part - the managers are supportive.
    As a female, I have rarely if ever encountered a situation where I felt discriminated against. I've had support to work in different countries and been given time for personal development, support to achieve a post-graduate degree or just time off because I needed it.

    Cons

    Not everyone gets to have the same great experience, and yes your organisation and your manager can impact this. However it's also up to you in terms of what kind of career you want to have here and be proactive about it. Extend yourself a little more - you need to give in order to receive.
    Admittedly, there can be some administrative things that could be improved in the company - we don't invest enough on improving some of our internal processes and tools. However i understand that we're probably still luckier than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it so hard to do business internally, don't make policies so difficult that people can't get their job done - a healthy balance between legal compliance and supporting the employee is needed.

  8. "CSE"

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    Current Employee - CSE in Sydney
    Current Employee - CSE in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities and free CCIE lab and lots smart people.

    Cons

    Too many re-org will cause lots uncertainty .

    Advice to Management

    Keep the long term goal ...


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly intelligent, very skilled individuals. Excellent flexible work practices which allow for a better work-life balance, although not perfect. Great benefits. New business model is moving Cisco in the right direction.

    Cons

    Very little visibility and understanding of career paths. Not many opportunities for higher grades. They rather make them redundant then create opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better career options for higher grade employees.


  10. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people & products

    Cons

    Still migrating from being a traditional hardware vendor

    Advice to Management

    Need to move faster to become a modern software company


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