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Reviews for Cisco Systems

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.84
Support from management
3.69
Teamwork
3.90
Freedom to work independently
3.94
Internal Communication
3.64
Office / Work Environment
3.89
Environmental Friendliness
4.04
Work-Life Balance
3.75
Challenging Work
3.91
Inclusive / Diverse
3.89

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.81
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.65
Career Development
3.67
Overall compensation for your work
3.87
Company Image
4.02
Job Security
3.37
Handicapped Accessibility
3.99
Workplace Safety
4.28
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 141 of 277 reviews Parking in 144 of 277 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 67 of 277 reviews Stock or equity options in 96 of 277 reviews 401(k) in 159 of 277 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 57 of 277 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 24 of 277 reviews Ability to work remotely in 102 of 277 reviews Desirable office location in 71 of 277 reviews Tuition assistance in 79 of 277 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 76 of 277 reviews 401(k) Match in 113 of 277 reviews Flexible spending account in 84 of 277 reviews Paid time off in 128 of 277 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 125 of 277 reviews Relocation allowance in 21 of 277 reviews Life insurance in 118 of 277 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 160 of 277 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 41 of 277 reviews Health and wellness programs in 107 of 277 reviews Employee discounts in 145 of 277 reviews Vehicle allowance in 37 of 277 reviews Employee events in 112 of 277 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 37 of 277 reviews Fitness center on site in 100 of 277 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 61 of 277 reviews
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  • 16.Aug 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • 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.
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Boxborough
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration
What is the company culture like at Cisco Systems? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!

Company Culture

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better placement of institutional knowledge. It's valuable!

What I like about the company

Flexibility and benefits were great!

What I dislike about the company

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.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) 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
  • City
    Raleigh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former 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 Fitness center on site is offered
  • 05.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Not a great place to be a woman

Freedom to work independently

Everyone has to understanding

Internal Communication

Sometimes but sometimes it's all corporate bull

Gender Equality

Very differing experiences for different people

Career Development

For some there are but not for all

Work-Life Balance

Understanding about family

Company Image

Pretty prestigious name

Job Security

Watch LR each year

Challenging Work

Awesome opportunity

Inclusive / Diverse

They say they do but I wonder

Suggestions for improvement

  • Encouragement conversations and more diversity less corporate bs

What I like about the company

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

What I dislike about the company

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

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options 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
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • May increase the pay of the employees.

What I like about the company

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

What I dislike about the company

The pay can be better for such a big company.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

poor acceptance of new employees

Attitude towards older colleagues

# 1 group for layoffs

Challenging Work

work not what hired for

Suggestions for improvement

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

What I like about the company

Worked with a cross functional team evaluating new product offering.

What I dislike about the company

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

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Boxborough
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 21.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • a better pay for the work their employees do.

What I like about the company

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

What I dislike about the company

they oay less for the size if company it is.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Reimbursed daycare is offered
  • Company
    ACS for Cisco Systems, INC
  • City
    rt 46
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

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

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
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
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Hurndon, VA
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 19.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very good

Challenging Work

Good amount

Suggestions for improvement

  • More paid offLess deadlinesMore flexible work options

What I like about the company

Diversity inclusive and easy to be a part of

What I dislike about the company

Too many men form groups and alienate ladies

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
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
5.00
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 Stock or equity options is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match 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?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • increase the salary of their employees

What I like about the company

they provide unlimited vacation days

What I dislike about the company

the salary is too low for the work they expect us to do

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    ACS for Cisco Systems, INC
  • City
    rt 46
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Company Culture

It's a great place

Teamwork

Workshop develop within dpt

Freedom to work independently

Your dept is very close

Internal Communication

The atmosphere is very social

Work-Life Balance

We hang out outside of work

Challenging Work

Very strenuous work as a network tech

Suggestions for improvement

  • Honestly the only thing I would change would be how management runs things.

What I like about the company

My company has treated me well. The know how to treat their employees. Whether it's the 401k packages to the benefits you get on the job. The company also caters food once a week

What I dislike about the company

Management can be cutthroat. Room for growth can be difficult

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cisco Systems
  • City
    Dallas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

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