Cisco Employee Reviews

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Despite increasing challenges, Cisco is a good place to work
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 17, 2018
I was with Cisco for almost 15 years as a FTE, then about 2 years as a Consultant. A lot of good learning opportunities, good work life balance, possibilities to work remotely when needed etc.
The most frustrating part is that it's hard to make an impact due to the size and complexity of the company.
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5.0
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Very flexible work sched
Installer-Technician (Former Employee) –  Brentwood, TNAugust 16, 2018
Fun and exciting place to work. I was hired on as a contractor and spent my time contracting in different counties. I was able to see new faces every day and go somewhere new every week.
Pros
my supervisor paid for lunch quite often.
Cons
nothing negative to say
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4.0
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Big company, great benefits
Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 16, 2018
Flexible work options and very competitive benefits package. Lots of wicked smart people working here, no wonder the company is so successful. Women in leadership positions is really refreshing. Work / life balance can be a struggle and periodic layoffs aren't fun, these are the trade offs.
Pros
Flexible work options + great benefits
Cons
Work / life balance
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3.0
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Good company
Sr. Program Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 16, 2018
A lot of hierarchy in the company. A lot of politics and no clarity on work description and responsibilities. But great company to work for. The group needed to be managed properly.
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5.0
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A Great place to work
Software QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Costa Mesa, CAAugust 15, 2018
My time here was pleasant. Learnt a lot on the job. My daily tasks revolved around mobile application tests and OTT. I did a lot of backend tests and AWS related content management
Pros
A hub for emerging technologies
Cons
None I can think of
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4.0
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Experience
Sr QA Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 14, 2018
Cisco is a company where every one wants to work atleast one project because of the way they treat the employee and the benifits it offers.Good support for the one who willing to upgrade his work experience.
Pros
employee beficiary
Cons
long hours sometimes
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3.0
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Friendly atmosphere
Japanese QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 14, 2018
Friendly atmosphere.
Have employee's voicing opportunities which is good.
But there're a lot of rooms to improve in work settings though it is a quiet place to work.
Pros
Free lunch, friendly atmosphere
Cons
need some new technology in work settings
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5.0
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Great place to work
Data Science Leader (Current Employee) –  Raleigh-Durham, NCAugust 13, 2018
Great place to work, great culture.

Lot of old school/ legacy mindset though ... but changing to keep up with the competition.

Leaders are often open to new ideas ...
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5.0
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Enjoyed my time
Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 13, 2018
For the few months I worked at Cisco, I enjoyed my time there. The culture is great, the benefits are great, and the campus is really well taken care of.
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4.0
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Virtual Sales Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 12, 2018
I think with any of these inside sales jobs at OEM's you run the risk of pulling your employees in too many directions. Sales is already a busy job and if you couple that with a complex industry ( channel business model ) the last thing you need is for management to create a bunch of programs to justify their existence that distract your employees from executing in their current role. Less is more. Create an environment and a streamlined approach to things where an employee can just come in and execute on 2 - 3 things everyday and move the needle. Not 8 - 10 things that they can only give themselves half way to.
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5.0
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Great culture and excellent benefits...People Deal
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCAugust 11, 2018
Great place to work and the culture is the best. Work schedule gets crazy depending on what Org you may work in.

Ability to work at home and not have to be in the office every day which is very convenient.
Pros
flexibility of schedule
Cons
Meetings that take up a lot of your time during the day some weeks.
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3.0
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Good is the enemy of Best
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 10, 2018
When you throw off $3M FCF every quarter, I guess it's hard to get too charged up about creating and executing top-class integrated strategy. The temptation to accept good enough vs. innovate in the sales execution domain is apparently overwhelming.

But overall a very good place to work if you want to get along, collegially do your job and be paid pretty well. You won't be happy if you cannot suppress chafing over waste, or opportunity unperceived or ignored.
Pros
Salary and Benefits
Cons
Ponderous bureaucracy
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3.0
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Meh
Voice Engineer (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 10, 2018
Lots of lip service paid to work/life balance. Don't believe it. If you work there full time, depending on the position expect to work evenings/weekends.
Pros
Good learning experience
Cons
Typical corporate mgt
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5.0
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Work and Play in one word.
Manufacture Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAAugust 9, 2018
It used to be fun to work at Cisco, Work and Play in one word. Exciting oppertunities, and a grat place to work. I have had sevral different managers during the tenure of my work at Cisco. I used to work with different departments and take care fo their need in labs, and purchasing and shipping etc..
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5.0
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Best Company of All Time
Cisco is worldwide leader (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 9, 2018
Cisco is one of the best company across the world, Good work culture and life balance. Always upto date with latest technologies

fun filed work and lots of events . You will cherish your memory after working here.
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4.0
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Good place to work
Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 9, 2018
Good place to learn and grow. Good work life balance. Easy to approach managers and friendly work environment. Best place to network and find new opportunities.
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4.0
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Young culture and fast moving. But not management
Consulting System Engineer - Meraki (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 8, 2018
-opportunity for growth is great
-open and young working culture
-Management is not experienced, the impact is very clear on day to day activities
-Company is scaling up very fast, this leads to major holes.
Pros
free lunch, free gym, free snacks, dogs allowed in house
Cons
no work from home
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3.0
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Performance
Firewall Engineer at Wind-stream (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCAugust 8, 2018
Hands on experience in hands on experience in refining global firewall, enterprise proxy and edge connectivity services to efficiently manage important control to diminish threat
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4.0
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Exciting and Challenging
Enterprise Documentation (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 8, 2018
Working at Cisco provides a challenging environment while learning new things every day. The compensation is outstanding.

Many things have changed over the years at Cisco.
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Poor Management
Customer Support Rep (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXAugust 8, 2018
Poor management. Favors foreigners over Americans. No raises or advancement. The focus is more on politics than it is on the work at hand. Cisco was a great place to work until the culture crumbled around 2004.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
Poor management, no advancement.
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