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Cisco Systems Reviews

Updated 14 December 2018
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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cisco Systems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great Exposure and opportunities to learn new technologues

    Cons

    No Carrer Roadmap to grow and move to the next level


  2. "Great company and people"

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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

    Incredible talent and opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Below average market pay for a lot of positions

  3. "Great company, but is very volatile"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Sydney
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great products
    Work from home policy

    Cons

    Regular redundancies make people very nervous about their future
    Massive changes at once, leaving people to pickup the pieces

    Advice to Management

    Stop avoiding tax and repatriate overseas funds to make the company better
    Think more about the impact to people


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balancd"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in North Sydney
    Current Employee - Account Manager in North Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammate, work environment, caring

    Cons

    Promotion unfair, lack of leader
     management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing place to work with amazing people!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    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. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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!


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Solid company vision and strategy
    Senior sales roles pay well with commission.
    Great place for women to work almost to the point of limiting career prospects for men.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all!
    Inner circle politics, and big ego's.
    Ongoing LR's, expect to be laid off just a matter of time - unfortunately remaining employees need to pick up the pieces.
    Work from home flexibility is conservative and depending on manager can be frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    see above.