Cisco Systems: What's it like to work here?

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279 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.8Recommendation: 75%
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279 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.8 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

194 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 63 reviews.

Amazing reaction taking people first!

5.0
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked in Distribution/sales at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA at the time of review.

Job Security

Clear commitment from the management to save jobs in this time!

Internal Communication

Weekly Q&A with the whole company to address all issues around covid19


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4.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Purchasing at Cisco in Houston, TX at the time of review.

What I like

Variety

What I dislike

Teamwork

Suggestions for improvement

Be more friendly


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Great company, but not much to do around Boxborough..

4.5
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Administration at Cisco Systems in Boxborough, MA.

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Nothing much to speak of for the company. There isn't much to do around the office though. Boxborough office doesn't have much to do in terms of places to shop and lunch spots. As a result I find myself just eating at the office every day.


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I enjoyed working there. The flexibility was great but my team was eliminated. Layoffs happen constantly.

4.1
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Former EmployeeWorked at Cisco Systems in Raleigh, NC.

What I like

Flexibility and benefits were great!

What I dislike

Think about reusing people rather laying off. Team budgets were slashed so that new departments could hire hundreds of positions. It was a constant shift and made for an unstable environment.

Suggestions for improvement

Better placement of institutional knowledge. It's valuable!

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Great benefits and flexibility but constant layoffs are scary and leave everyone feeling uneasy.


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You are a white man this is the place to

3.9
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Cisco in San Jose, CA at the time of review.

What I like

Get to work at home. Love the work and the customer

What I dislike

Any quality for diverse population some people get away with a lot and it's painful to watch sometimes it's more important to worry about your employees not the bottom line

Suggestions for improvement

Encouragement conversations and more diversity less corporate bs

Company Culture

Not a great place to be a woman

Company Image

Pretty prestigious name

Work-Life Balance

Understanding about family

Career Development

For some there are but not for all

Inclusive / Diverse

They say they do but I wonder

Challenging Work

Awesome opportunity

Job Security

Watch LR each year

Internal Communication

Sometimes but sometimes it's all corporate bull

Gender Equality

Very differing experiences for different people

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Everyone has to understanding


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Maybe a better pay for the work i do and qualifications i got

3.3
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EmployeeWorked at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, NC at the time of review.

What I like

The management is friendly and very helpful. Understands your problems.

What I dislike

The pay can be better for such a big company.

Suggestions for improvement

May increase the pay of the employees.


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Terrible onboarding of new employees. If you weren't there day 1 you might not ever fit in. Poor management.

2.7
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Former EmployeeWorked at Cisco Systems in Boxborough, MA.

What I like

Worked with a cross functional team evaluating new product offering.

What I dislike

Too dependent on off shoring and no clearly defined roadmap for the future. Constant layoffs of experienced employees is a moral drain.

Suggestions for improvement

Clearly communicate roadmap and future direction. Do a better job in screening employee's to get those that best fit.

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poor acceptance of new employees

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# 1 group for layoffs

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work not what hired for


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very friendly company treats their employees really good.

3.6
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EmployeeWorked at ACS for Cisco Systems, INC in Rt 46 at the time of review.

What I like

they treat their employees well with different kinds of programs every month

What I dislike

they oay less for the size if company it is.

Suggestions for improvement

a better pay for the work their employees do.


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It was really good but not pay too much so I had to quit to get a new better pay work.

4.9
Recommended
Former FreelancerWorked at Cisco Systems in Hurndon, VA.

What I like

I get to get paid for even just doing job okay and when Im sick they call to check I'm okay

What I dislike

I think they need to be more pay and they need to give food

Suggestions for improvement

I like it but just more pay because I had to quit since it not enough


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Excellent company to work for and be a part of

5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Cisco in San Jose, CA at the time of review.

What I like

Diversity inclusive and easy to be a part of

What I dislike

Too many men form groups and alienate ladies

Suggestions for improvement

More paid offLess deadlinesMore flexible work options

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Very good

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Good amount


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