Cisco Systems Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 28 Jul 2020

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

    "Systems Engineering Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Workplace flexibility, hands-off management, company culture, volunteering opportunities, complex & challenging opportunities.

    Cons

    Lay-off culture, too many reorgs, Business Units creating overlapping/competing solutions under the same domain, Work life balance, promotions are based on social ladder instead of contribution ladder

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

    "Don't work for TAC if you want work-life Balance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Support Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - It is a great place to learn new technologies. - Your troubleshooting and analytical skills will improve over time.

    Cons

    - There is consistent pressure from clients as for them their case is important every time. - Your work life balance will be effected and you will struggle for time for your family as there is no peace of mind with this job. - If you're contract employee, then there is extra demands from you in terms of performance to prove your worth as employee. And for that extra work you are paid even below the permanent employee who get other incentives beside salary. - The management doesn't much bother about the stress you are facing with this job and their focus is on other activities. - There is no standard policies in terms of wages and there is element of 'favoritism' in the management.

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  3. "Sales"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  4. "Intern Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Time2Give (paid leave to volunteer) - exposure and learning opportunities - networking and industry events you get to attend - amazing cisco technology - everyone works hard

    Cons

    - generational gap - no team building when you're a part of a regional or remote team - with management you either love em or hate em (or love to hate them) - there's no in between - your manager DEFINES your team culture - I was one of three employees who worked physically in the office 5 days a week (of a 400 person office) - there's not much place to "grow" in the team for a graduate - people work so much that it makes it hard to have a work life balance when you feel as though you're being watched

  5. "Good!!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation & benefits, if you work hard

    Cons

    Hard work, less work/life balance

  6. Cisco Systems - Engineering - Software | Division of Cisco Systems
    Helpful (3)

    "Management can make an easy job difficult."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, working from home options. Also, the access to the knowledge shared across Cisco is amazing. There are a LOT of very very smart people at Cisco.

    Cons

    Management who seem unable to learn the technical capabilities and limitations of a platform. Even though there is lots of knowledge shared at Cisco, much of it is hidden away in niche knowledge repositories. There seems to be no serious global push to document things in a well managed repository. There is also a new flavour of collaboration invented almost every 6 months which means that no technology in this area is allowed to mature and gain acceptance. You can also get stuck in a rut, if you are in a high load team. Leaving you little to no time to attempt to go above and beyond your role to further your career. Some management also seem to have little regard for a work/life balance. Heavily evident in the teams I was involved with.

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

    "Fostering conscious culture, social justice, inclusion from the top"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and frequent dialog at the top on company financial, social, and environmental impacts. Top management shows genuine care for employees and communities. Working here for 5+ years, and it always amazes and impresses me how talented my teammates and Cisco employees are.

    Cons

    The frequent layoff is the biggest concern but Cisco is trying something new recently to give higher priority for job openings to people impacted by layoff due to exiting/resizing of product. Given the pursue and application of cutting edge technologies, the schedule is always hard to predict, and hence the work life balance is always a challenge.

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    "Very good perks"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Hardware Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    best working environment and atmosphere

    Cons

    worst work-life balance Management politics at its peak

  9. "Amazing Working Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Shenzhen, Guangdong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work time and great collaborate tools

    Cons

    Work Life balance is compromised sometimes

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

    "Good company to work for"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company Decent pay Good benefits

    Cons

    Politics Work life balance Top management Too many layoffs

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