Cisco Systems Employee Reviews about "big company"

Updated 30 Jul 2020

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  1. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life balance Great culture and people

    Cons

    Big company succession planning can be challenging

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "No interest in staff growth"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company with a big name and a lot of smart people to learn from.

    Cons

    Spends more time putting people down, then helping them grow. They also do not keep promises to their staff.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Big Company perks: Medical, Travel etc... Opportunities to learn and get perspective from a very large scale

    Cons

    Negative Culture. Pessimism and uncertainty were common place amongst employees. People felt that while they could develop and learn, there was little opportunity to use those learnings and progress.

  4. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Not a good company to build your career long term."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, amazing technology, great C-level leaders and great overall company principles

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for women. No incentive for long-term, high-contribution employees to stay in the company due to salary imbalance. The rate of salary adjustments for deserving, long time employees does not catch up with the market. A manager would have to accept the sad fact that their newly- hired employees' salary is higher than their top performers due to market rate adjustment.

    Cisco Systems Response

    July 31, 2020A member of the #WeAreCisco nation - HR team

    We appreciate you taking time to leave your review! More than ever, our C-level leaders are being recognized for their transparency and authenticity - living out our principles as an example for the organization. Cisco strives to build an inclusive environment where people are treated fairly and equally, and to take accountability and discuss issues like compensation transparently and openly with our employees. You can read more about our efforts here: https://blogs.cisco.com/news/ciscos-commitment-to-our-people

  5. "Good company. Not a great industry."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Good location. Culture of innovation. Big company.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic. Lots of turnover in recent years.

  6. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Great company with some challenges"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, top notch people (most), opportunities to learn and be challenged are endless,

    Cons

    Big company that has a lot of red tape, can be frustrating trying to do anything innovative - it takes a long time, promotions require playing politics and constantly selling yourself, constant management chagne

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

    "Cisco Collaboration Technology Group, India"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Software Development in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work - Ability to directly impact the top line of the big company we are Values and Culture - People are valued for what they bring to the table - diverse views are welcome and encouraged - People are mentored to take their skills to the next level Servant leadership style of leadership from line management to the executives Mental well-being is talked about openly and people are encouraged to pay attention Knowledge is power - you have information about what happens in each part of the company easily available Collaboration across various functions, theatres, BUs happen naturally - Synergistic decisions

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  8. Cisco Systems - Customer Experience | Division of Cisco Systems

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Company, Great Culture and leadership team

    Cons

    Big company problems. Processes. Things move slow.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 13 years"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project/Program 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 company, great culture, teamwork, giveback culture

    Cons

    Big company problems, things move very slow. no momentum

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

    "Took a chance and love it here"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leadership, opportunity, good pay, benefits

    Cons

    big company, very fast paced, some long hours

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    Cisco Systems Response

    June 26, 2020A member of the #WeAreCisco nation - HR team

    First impressions are everything and we are so glad to hear it's been a positive one for you! Thank you for writing about your first-year experience at Cisco. Yes, it's fast-paced and at times there are those long days, however you highlighted some great benefits which make it all worth it!

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