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Reviews for Cisco Systems

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.74
Support from management
3.61
Teamwork
3.82
Freedom to work independently
3.88
Internal Communication
3.56
Office / Work Environment
3.82
Environmental Friendliness
3.98
Work-Life Balance
3.71
Challenging Work
3.90
Inclusive / Diverse
3.78

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.74
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.58
Career Development
3.55
Overall compensation for your work
3.81
Company Image
3.96
Job Security
3.26
Handicapped Accessibility
3.92
Workplace Safety
4.26
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 119 of 222 reviews Parking in 125 of 222 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 61 of 222 reviews Stock or equity options in 79 of 222 reviews 401(k) in 137 of 222 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 52 of 222 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 17 of 222 reviews Ability to work remotely in 84 of 222 reviews Desirable office location in 59 of 222 reviews Tuition assistance in 66 of 222 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 65 of 222 reviews 401(k) Match in 95 of 222 reviews Flexible spending account in 72 of 222 reviews Paid time off in 102 of 222 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 101 of 222 reviews Relocation allowance in 20 of 222 reviews Life insurance in 95 of 222 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 139 of 222 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 29 of 222 reviews Health and wellness programs in 92 of 222 reviews Employee discounts in 126 of 222 reviews Vehicle allowance in 28 of 222 reviews Employee events in 92 of 222 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 29 of 222 reviews Fitness center on site in 85 of 222 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 51 of 222 reviews
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  • 24.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very left leaning

Attitude towards older colleagues

Seems as you get older the odds of being let go increases dramatically. Only seems, I have not data.

Office / Work Environment

Too dependent on WebEx conversations rather than face to face. Cost is blamed but I believe more face to face would be more productive.

Job Security

There is no security in any company. In fact, the longer you are with a company the more likely you will be let go via "Limited Restructuring" events...whatever that means

Workplace Safety

I worked from home. It seems to be safe here.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Rethink the GPMO. This effort has been a huge waste of time for the teams. The customers are so diverse there is no way to standardize to the extent this group is trying. Seems to be an empire building effort.

What I like about the company

Good pay, good benefits

What I dislike about the company

Too dependent on WebEx to communicate. Many meetings with customers and partners should be face to face.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Company Culture

Need to take more risk and support organic innovation

Teamwork

Management is very much self centric

Internal Communication

Top management is communicating extensively

Gender Equality

In engineering ranks pretty much equality

Attitude towards older colleagues

Major age discrimination issues - 55+ are targeted very smartly unde Limited Restructurimg

Work-Life Balance

Mostly routine work

Job Security

No job security for 55+

Challenging Work

Mostly routine work

Inclusive / Diverse

Engineering management needs diversity big time.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 22.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Great work environment. The buildings and facilities are top notch. Friendly and diverse staff made it a wonderful experience.

Support from management

Great support across the board.

Teamwork

My job was as an individual primarily but overall the teamwork is excellent.

Freedom to work independently

Encouraged.

Internal Communication

Great communication from management.

Gender Equality

From what I could tell.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The veterans :)

Work-Life Balance

As a contractor, your hours are limited so you have plenty of life balance.

Job Security

Contracting isn’t the most secure solution.

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse in both age and ethnicity.

What I like about the company

Great staff, work environment, and location.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Raleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • several improve in several departments to increase the incentive budget to keep employees happy and with enthusiasm

What I like about the company

has been positive over time I have grown as a leader with the tools they provide me

What I dislike about the company

the politics that it has in terms of incentives and very poor something basic and I think that in that sense it needs to restructure something new

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wish we can be more innovative with our in-house talent instead of contracting external consultants for on going projects.

What I like about the company

I have such a wonderful and strong support team at my company. It makes me feel part of the tribe and my actions make a difference.

What I dislike about the company

I wish decisions could be made more quickly sometimes.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Temporary

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to your team members, consider their thoughts and suggestions.

What I like about the company

People are great and I've learned a lot of new skills.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of outsourcing jobs to other countries while they are laying off their own employees. I understand budhet costs, but often times the results end in less than quality work. But as the saying goes, you get whay you pay for. It's hard to train/communicate peoole when there is a language barrier.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the company should compensate the employees more. They seem to more care about their share holders. They need to under stand that employees are their most valuable assets when they make their employees happier, the share holders will win too

What I like about the company

Compare to all the jobs, tech workers are well off. So all and all is you work for my company, you will be a part of middle class or even upper middle class people

What I dislike about the company

In silicon valley, there are a lot more better companies to work for.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 02.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

This company has no value for contract employees. There is little to no desire to hire a contractor full time. They will run you to the ground to get all they can out of you.

Career Development

very little development for contractors

Overall compensation for your work

Not getting paid for the work I am doing. Was told this would be a Data Analytics position but we are asked to run projects and create processes.

Job Security

Cisco can drop me at any time. 3 month renewals

Handicapped Accessibility

n/a

Inclusive / Diverse

It is difficult to see an African-american presence in Customer Assurance. This is also represented in how management interacts with black employees.

Suggestions for improvement

  • All employees are resources. Whether contractors or regular Cisco employees.

What I like about the company

A lot of challenging work and smart people: iron sharpens iron.

What I dislike about the company

Within Customer Assurance, people do not work as a team but as adversaries. It appears since Cisco lays off people so frequently, that individuals are fearful sharing information that may jeopardize their job security.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 02.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

All management cares about it output and value add.

Internal Communication

Because of constant restructuring, individuals do not knowledge share.

Career Development

They tend to promote ONLY if you are full time, not contract or temp. Fourty percent of work force is Contract and they keep it that way.

Office / Work Environment

Nice physical working environment, but scoring low because it it VERY tense with constant restructuring.

Job Security

Layoffs happen multiple times a year (4-6).

Inclusive / Diverse

Many foreigners, but not many African-Americans.

Suggestions for improvement

  • People are more than just a work machine.

What I like about the company

Physical environment very nice. Large Campus. Everything you need for the day is onsite.

What I dislike about the company

Culture is hostile.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'd hire more diverse people and also increase the number of flexible work hours employees can have

What I like about the company

Great people to work with. Very nice, supportive, and helpful. Makes you feel happy to be working with a team.

What I dislike about the company

I wish they hired more diverse people, but it makes sense that the industry isn't very diverse as of right now.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Raleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered