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Reviews for Cisco Systems

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company culture
3.56
Support from Management
3.50
Teamwork
3.76
Level of Autonomy
3.76
Communication
3.43
Office/Work Environment
3.72
Eco-consciousness
3.89
Work-Life Balance
3.57
Challenging Work
3.81
Inclusive/Diverse
3.53

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.60
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.46
Career Development
3.46
Overall Compensation for your work
3.73
Company Image
3.91
Job security
3.10
Handicap Accessibility
3.78
Workplace Safety
4.19
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 98 of 166 reviewers Parking in 103 of 166 reviewers Easy access to public transportation in 45 of 166 reviewers Stock or equity options in 61 of 166 reviewers 401(k) in 114 of 166 reviewers Onsite daycare facility in 40 of 166 reviewers Reimbursed daycare in 11 of 166 reviewers Ability to work remotely in 60 of 166 reviewers Desirable office location in 43 of 166 reviewers Tuition assistance in 53 of 166 reviewers Paid Parental Leave in 46 of 166 reviewers 401(k) Match in 68 of 166 reviewers Flexible spending account in 57 of 166 reviewers Paid time off in 77 of 166 reviewers Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 71 of 166 reviewers Relocation allowance in 19 of 166 reviewers Life insurance in 66 of 166 reviewers

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 107 of 166 reviewers Free (company provided) Meals in 17 of 166 reviewers Health and wellness programs in 68 of 166 reviewers Employee discounts in 103 of 166 reviewers Vehicle allowance in 16 of 166 reviewers Employee events in 63 of 166 reviewers Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 21 of 166 reviewers Fitness center on site in 62 of 166 reviewers Free Snacks/Drinks in 29 of 166 reviewers
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  • 22.Sep 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
3.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
2.00
Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
0.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
0.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
2.00
Handicap Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
0.00
  • 15.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None at this time because I don't think it will every change until you change the leaders.
  • 15.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Tell potential prospects the truth about the scheduling.
  • 08.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Career Development

Career development is slow.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management needs to inject outside, objective knowledge of technical excellence, best coding practices/techniques/patterns, etc. Internal code reviews/awards do improve code quality, but they are inherently incestuous.

What I like about the company

Good work/life balance.

What I dislike about the company

There is a lack of focus on technical excellence. People care about looking good to management, but not about improving their coding skills.

  • 01.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat engineers as human. Don't play nasty politics inside.
  • 19.Jul 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
2.00

Company culture

Company culture has diminished greatly in the last few year.

Level of Autonomy

Used to be very good. Over the last few years, trust in employee has been replaced with constant micromanagement.

Work-Life Balance

Work/life balance is now just lip service. 70-80 hour weeks are expected to be the minimum. People on temporary disability and maternity leave are often affected by restructurings.

Work at home opportunites have been dramatically restricted in the name of collaboration even though Cisco expects its customers to use their equipment for remote collaboration.

  • 13.Jun 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

Make sure you are in a profitable business unit before joining

  • 24.May 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None
  • 02.May 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make better use of employees. I experienced a bias toward consultants. Make sure all employees are contributing to team goals