Cisco Employee Reviews in United States

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Good work culture, good vision
Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAApril 26, 2016
Good work culture and good vision.

Middle management is more interested in keeping their position safe than looking at a broader picture and incorporating other employees in it.
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Company is changing
Program Manager II (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 23, 2016
The company is currently restructuring and this makes for a very unstable strategy and confidence in the job role is now lacking. With a new CEO and leadership team there has been a lot of shake up and morale is starting to suffer.
Cons
constantly restructuring
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Excellent Place to work
Delivery and Operations Lead (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 22, 2016
Excellent Place to work for work life balance and good benefits, compensation. Excellent coworkers and great team of individuals.
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Working environment was intense but it was relaxing working from home
Test Lead (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 21, 2016
I have learned a lot working a in a different domain. Management was very helpful in brining me up to speed and more so I saved 3 hours from my commute.
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Fun place to work
Senior IT Delivery Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Raleigh-Durham, NCApril 20, 2016
Great people and teams... could not enjoy it more. Team atmosphere and good benefits and work/lie balance

Like the assignments and the flexibility that Cisco offers to work from home or on site. Great company
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Great Place and great company to work for...
QA Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Whippany, NJApril 19, 2016
Great Place and great company to work for...

Free Lunches, Great balance between work/life, great benefits, great job culture
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no comments
Sr. Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 18, 2016
Please understand, that since this is so long ago, my comments would be outdated.

At Cisco I managed several platform teams for a number of highly successful, billion dollar service provider product-lines:
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Productive and fun work place
Field Sales Administrator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 18, 2016
Fast paced. internal build of systems. Analyzed reports. Marketing. The people were very friendly. That is all I can remember.
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Exceptional people, constant limited restructuring a tough environment
SENIOR DIRECTOR Marketing (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 18, 2016
Back in 2000, Cisco had such an entrepreneurial spirit, challenging folks to greatness. Over the years it has provided a wealth of development opportunities with the ability to take on new roles and learn so much. Over the past 5 years though, the yearly (and even quarterly) limited restructuring have created a challenging environment/culture.

On a positive note, the company (in most teams) are very supporting of remote employees, allowing them to hire the best talent wherever they may reside.
Pros
Telecomuting and remote working a possibility, Great employees
Cons
Low salaries, good bonus if in the right "political" group
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Great culture with intriguing projects
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 18, 2016
Was well compensated and was able to get some hands-on on an interesting project. Leads were helpful and provided much needed context for an inexperienced intern such as myself at the time.
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Consultants - Red Badge
Capture Manager, Classified Network Systems (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAApril 13, 2016
Beware consultants, you are not honored, on a ticking time-bomb, get your money upfront, up charge your services, they will pay and then let you go as soon as you are not 100% relevant, communication is terrible across business groups, keep your mouth shut and just do what the boss asks, stay out of any politics, they will use you as bait. Do not try to change anything, the will not change.
Pros
Good compensation
Cons
Do not honor contract commitments for Consultants, Red Badge
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Laid back. Fun work environment.
Tier 1 Telepresence Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX 78759April 11, 2016
Work days were long with 12 hour shifts spread over 3 and a half days. That meant you then get 3 a half days off so two thumbs up for that. Every one had to rotate to night shifts every 3 to 6 months. Only downside was there was no benefits whatsoever and management was non-existent until your metrics fell out of line, which sounds great, however, if you needed guidance, management refused to offer any guidance whatsoever other than to ask Tier 2 which they are mostly too busy to assist. The buck stopped with you. Yourself or their intranet was your only source of guidance. New technology is always being released with no training with only a massive page install guide as your reference, sometimes lacking pertinent technical documentation. Too many passwords that required constant updating for each customer network every 30 to 60 days. Doesn't sound like much until you realize you support over 30 customers. Outsourcing jobs to other countries.
Pros
Laid back. Fun work environment. Excellent shift hours.
Cons
Absolutely zero benefits. Outsourcing jobs. Management and leadership non-existent.
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Very Competitive place to work
Independent Contractor/Consultant (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 6, 2016
Fantastic place to work with a lot of chances to learn a lot from the best in the industries. The load work is heavy but it is very technical. You get to work with the best in the industry and they expect you t also be the best at what you do
Pros
Flexibility and Knowledge transfer
Cons
No Cons
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Great management and team when I started
Field Sales Relationship Manager (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAApril 5, 2016
Things changed after 1 year I started. Work environment changed, more demands and cuts here and everywhere. Then a big layoff.
Pros
Flexibility, compensation
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A good start
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 4, 2016
A typical day would be listed within my resume. I have learned many things during my 5 years within the company. Made wonderful lasting connections and the companies biggest asset is it's wonderful employees.
Pros
Upbeat atmosphere
Cons
lack of vertical growth
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Cisco work / balance
TEST ENGINEER III MFG TEST DEVELOPMENT (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 4, 2016
Cisco is very supportive of our work balance relationship between our work and personnel life. We are able to work remotely from home which helps out the parents.
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productive
Manager Software Development - Engineering (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaMarch 30, 2016
Good place to work at
Good team
professional management
grooming of employees
learning center
bonus biannual
improvement of skills
steady career growth

easy commute
flexible hours
work is fun
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Work, work, work
Database Analyst (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCMarch 29, 2016
Work life balance is near impossible to maintain and even if you have it, there will be gradual creep where it will whither away.

Salary increases and promotions are nearly non-existent for all unless you are your manager's 'golden child'. Otherwise, be in your role a few years, then jump to another and hopefully get a raise that way.

Generally people are great and it's a good place to work otherwise. Benefits are fantastic. Don't let them lowball you in salary negotiations though.
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excellent company
High Touch Engineer (Current Employee) –  remoteMarch 27, 2016
excellent company.I enjoy my time and experience. The evel of expertise i gained as an employee is second to none. I would recommend to anyone seeking employment.
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Cisco
Clouds Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 26, 2016
trying to reinvent them selves in the Cloud Virtualizaton
need more effort to integrate their own products into openstack
upper management is not as skilled as john chambers
promote work at home with no limits on bandwidth or days
sell off or lease unused buildings
Pros
san jose has gym
Cons
dont hire permanant
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