Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 November 2017
Well, maybe different perspective, work time is flexible, i.e. you always have the option to work overtime. With nothing promising with sales or market share, job security is often at risks, and the room to grow is remote
Not a good company as subcontractor and outside of San Jose.
Service Delvery (Current Employee) – LATAM – 30 October 2017
Cisco is a strong brand and still sells a lot just by being who they are; The telecommute culture is excellent, and it helps you balance your life. As a big company, it is not the exception that changes are hard to make, and from a services delivery perspective, many processes need to be optimized and adjusted to customer needs to excel in that field. There is a lack of professional development and opportunities for the outsource workforce which is a massive percentage of the company's total.
Technical Lead (Current Employee) – China Dalian – 5 October 2017
Cisco is a great company I had worked ever before, which provides so many opportunity for employee develping their skill and build their career path. It is a wonderful experience working with kind teammate and genius to value the cusotmer, evolve the technic,etc.
Pre-Sales Engineer Coop (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 6 July 2017
The work environment is pleasant and it makes it easy to get up in the morning. This company is a work hard play hard type of company which is great for any young professionals that want to grow but enjoy the perks of a great company.
sales (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 May 2017
Pros Good management Ability to change and grow Great camaraderie Great benefits Surrounded by brilliant people
Cons brutal politics Projects thrown out Dying business Confusing management choices The work sometimes goes away from where you want to be Complacency in upper levels
Advice to Management Try to retain people. Keep politics out of doing a good job. Far too many compromises on products as a result of political problems. And far too many people fired because of petty politics from higher levels.
Program Manager, Cross Functional (Current Employee) – London, ON – 10 April 2017
Cisco has advanced ways of working. Remote workers from around the globe collaborate to make projects successful. They bring together innovative teams without the barriers of geographic location. They don't have formal year end review processes or departmental rankings where there are quotas for each performance grade. Regular touch points with your manager are the norm and coaching is continuous. Great place to work.
great people, great flexibility
cons are associated with the project you are assigned to, i.e., some customers are better to work with than others.
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 January 2017
People at Cisco are great, willing to help and share. I learned that you are sole responsible for your career progression with your track record and successes, but also with who and how you share. My management was encouraging and incentivized to take risks but never lose alone
Inside Sales Account Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 January 2017
At Cisco, we used to have a culture of sharing, discussing, considering and executing. My 10 year experience in the Company forged my character as a Tech Sales Professional. There's no typical day at Cisco, which made it very enticing for me because I planned my days and weeks as my customers or my teams would progress in their projects.