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Great company. Cisco is dedicated to transormation and there have been victims along the way. Most are well taken care of. There is great respect for employees.
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The best culture I ever worked in the united states so far was cisco inc Lawrenceville GA

What is the best part of working at the company?Beautiful cafeteria and their breakfast is freshly made including verity of lunch specials. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?the drive is almost 60 miles one way and traffic coming back home is a messWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?the culture is beautiful, my boss was very nice and a helping hand and would defend his employeesWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy with team meetings and working on different project and their training is free
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  • Time and location flexibility

exam are overpriced junk

The exam is essentially promotional that doesn't really provide a good real-world experience. if you want to sell your products just say that. Otherwise add more applicable scenarios from the real world
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Great office culture

This my 1st office job, so it was a definite shock to the body as 8 was behind a desk all day. I'm used to moving, working with my hands part of the time. Odd hours for conference calls was different for me as well.


Flexible schedule


Management was kind of non-existent
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Having worked at Cisco as both a Cisco employee and a contractor, be a Cisco employee at all costs. They get generous days off and the staff are super supportive. Overall a much better experience than being a contractor.
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fun working at cisco and room for technical improvement

What is the best part of working at the company?work life balancegrate bonusfriendly environment What is the most stressful part about working at the company?field issues is hard to work with
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Flexible work from home

Work from home was popular at Cisco way before any other company. It offers great benefits including Health, 401K, RSU's and many more. Diverse work environment.
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Good learning opportunities in the networking field

If you're interesting in the networking field, this is the place for you, steady grow, lots of learning opportunities and challenging sometimes but beware of frequent limited restructuring in the BU.
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Excellent inclusive culture

Excellent culture, but mixed management styles can be hit or miss. Frequent layoffs can be stressful waiting to see if you will be effected. Contractors have an annual furlough. Best benefits package I've ever had.
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Big corporate enviro

I worked in various roles in sales operations and enablement. The environment was generally supportive with reasonable work expectations. The technlogy and ability to work remote long before covid was amazing. There were alot of middle/senior managers who's skills had eroded and primarily talked in videoconferences.
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Run, don't walk

It's known in security as the place where technology goes to die; too focused on wokeness; terrible at helping build pipeline for sales reps; barely any marketing activities
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I imagine IT at Cisco is like most of the San Francisco Bay Area

Plenty to learn on the jobYou need to value your career over team success, otherwise you can be stuck supporting team goals, while harming your futureDiversity is a myth - though it's a key component of company goalPay raises were rare for solid performers, unless you were in the top 10%


Flexible schedule, benefits


Compensation was unfair for all but "Star Performers"
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Fast paced and professional

I was treated well during my time at Cisco. They have great benefits and decent salary and bonus programs. Biggest negative is the layoff cycle which happens every year and is a scary time for most employees.
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Truly an amazing company. I would encourage anyone that has the opportunity to apply / interview to jump at it. They tend to hire from within, but occasionally a job is open to the public.
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Best place to work and zero micromanagement. Work goal oriented and lots of room to grow. It is a great company with lots of growth and focus on business.
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Goog Place to Work

Very good WLB in some teams. Good work. Growth is a bit slower.Oncall rotation is there in some teams.So wlb may take a toll in those teams.Nice to stay for a span of some years.
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very good place to work. inclusive culture

good culture but hard to get things done because management teams aren't coherent.the management team was going through a series of changes and that affected my work
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Many extremely talented technical co-workers

Overall, a very good company to work for. At times hard to get decisions made as its hard to find someone that knows the bigger picture. Most teams are silo'd, which creates complexity and large meetings to get to a decision.


Talented Peers, good overall culture


Complex to navigate, Silo'd teams
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Great team, vague work

Hired as a intern at webex. I found my project to be too broad with not enough support, but the team was knowledgeable and the project looks good on my resume.
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Bad management can really impact your overall experience. The work was fun, but not who I was working for.

What is the best part of working at the company?Interesting tasks. Good campus.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Really toxic manager. I've had two mid-life Indian women managers and both were called "difficult" by the recruiters...Believe them!What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It was a bit like mean-girls or another teen movie where social politics rule. Very toxic and unprofessional in the larger buisness world.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Tasks, meetings, sucking up, more tasks, cliques. Late nights in the second one.
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Great place to work with great benefits. Pretty standard schedule, have to say work life balance was better than I thought it would be. Would have continued but wanted to be closer to family.
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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