Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 27 Jan 2021

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Cisco Systems CEO 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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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really nice people to work with, including most of the management

    Cons

    cost cutting on labs and self-education in recent years


  3. "great place to learn and develop early career, but no oppurtunity to grow and diversify"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    cereal dispenser in the kitchen was nice

    Cons

    the cereal dispenser was broken, or empty more often than not

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  4. "Great place to work at"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    - very good relaxed work culture - supportive team members - multicultural work-force - free CCIE certification

    Cons

    - huge salary discrepancies for the same job - red badges do not enjoy most of the benefits - No exposure outside Cisco technologies, which is not ideal for career progression - not much growth opportunities

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

    "Good name to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Free certifications for employees, Great learning opportunities, company of highly skilled people.

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs, career growth is slow in terms of designation for technical staff.

  6. "Good working environment, but infrequent pay hikes"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Test Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Less compensation in comparison to competitors. Layoffs one or twice a year

  7. "Awesome"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne

    I worked at Cisco Systems part-time

    Pros

    Its a great company to work with.

    Cons

    I could not find any cons. Everything is good.

  8. "Admin nightmare"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice team

    Cons

    Excessive amount of work doing other people‘a KPI’s. Just too much internal marketing

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "TAC is closing down"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Sydney

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    They give you all the trainings and medical insurance

    Cons

    The company just keep buying different companies every year and not innovate anymore

  10. "The Best"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No better place to learn

    Cons

    As any business politics is key

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