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Consulting Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 November 2016
Great company, amazing culture, great work life balance, offices are very inviting and built to foster creativity. Great mix of young adults and veterans who are always lending a helping hand. Most enjoyable part of the job is actually having so many people to work with.
Pros
Work from Home
Cons
Hard to become permanent full-time
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Cisco is in down spiral - stay away
TSA (Current Employee) –  CA10 August 2016
nothing good here (except for above average pay). toxic envirionemt, no innovation, nepotism in engineering, internal BU competitions which confuse customers, horrible C-suite level, no strategy, a lot of managers that do nothing and worst of all annual massive layoffs.
Pros
salary, some very smart people
Cons
everything else, a lot of not-so-smart people
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good company with flexible hours, work from home option.
Solutions Architect (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 September 2016
overall positive .Company has a friendly environment andd Flexibility to work from anywhere anytime.
Entire feature control in our hands, which lets us give the best at everything we do
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Fast Paced IT Juggernaut!
Virtual Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 April 2016
Working for Cisco has been a phenomenal experience. They invested more in developing me in the first 4 months I was there than any other company has in my entire tenure. Management helps guide you in becoming a successful account manager but you need to take the proactive approach and schedule time with your management team for guidance as they have far too much on their plate. Because of the high pressure and high demands that Cisco puts on their teams there is a lot of turnover overall in the company.
Pros
great package, great people, phenomenal benefits, fantastic visability
Cons
High pressure, high turnover
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very good but not for me
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 November 2016
It was a very good company to work for
very good dynamic
the bosses and coworkers are friendly
sometimes tiresome and boring work but not many compaints
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good environment to handle
System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 July 2016
A great place to work with good salary and well organised environment . Co workers are very friendly and helpful with fast face people around, A good manager makes the job complete.
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State of the art technologies
Quality Assurance Prime / Lead - S/W Testing (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 April 2016
Great people and great technologies, definitely a strong Team oriented culture. Agile methodology and customer satisfaction driven.
Pros
Agile
Cons
Long hours
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Working Internationally
Cisco - Project Manager and Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Netherlands and Toronto11 November 2015
Mobile worker, majority of work is online
Working with many different Countries and cultures has proven to be very fulfilling and educational.
Pros
ability to work from home and travel
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Productive, great work-life balance
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON2 September 2015
Flexibility to work from home was great. Engineering departments were easy to work with. Able to solve issues fast with assistance from the web developer(s) regarding timesheets. Growing company, especially in engineering, which made for a variety of faces and more attendance of events.
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Very upbeat environment with a great group of guys
Regional Administrator/Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 February 2015
A typical day at work. Unlock front door, prepare meeting rooms, greet visitors, catering, mail deliveries, coffee orders. Management was not always consistent. A little on the micromanagement side at times and then completely the opposite in other issues. My coworkers were all male engineers and the nicest guys in the world! Cisco is so huge that some things were difficult to find the answers to in finding the right people to contact. However, my peers in other cities were extremely helpful and friendly.
Pros
working with people
Cons
sometimes lonely and such a huge company it could be hard to find the right department for an answer
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Great culture, and great work load
Lobby ambassador, Front Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, On6 March 2015
This is a great place to work, the only unfortunate thing about Cisco is that it is US based, and all position modelling is based on that mode. This makes it very difficult for the Admin world at Cisco Canada to feel secure in their work position and can effect productivity. However, they are one of THE best, outside of using the same US based Admin position model for the last 2o yrs. For an innovative and VERY intelligent Global company, this is not a smart action. They are very communicative, resourceful, efficient, they do a good attempt to balance work and life.... They simply need to open their minds to the "back bone" of their supporting culture ~ Administration.
Pros
innovative, fair, planning
Cons
old position models; remain in place making for unstable support
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Cisco Systems in Vancouver is great place to work for.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver17 September 2015
Great people
Great work environment
Flex time
My direct reports are very nice people
Have a good chance to see Canucks games at times
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Interesting Technology
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 August 2015
Lots of nex-gen technologies going on in the company.

Focus is mostly customer-oriented and priorities change often.
But, a good team,. Colleagues are helpful. Flexible working hours.
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Cisco is Cisco
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 July 2015
Cisco is Cisco and it is a culture
Flexibilty: work from home
Low pressure
Training and cutting edge technology
Agile
Fun workplace. Decent amount of politices. Pay is OK compared to average
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Enterprise / Java / Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing / E-Commerce
IT Project Manager / IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  CA15 March 2013
Forward-thinking and value-driven professional with a progressive career path consist of over 10 years of experience in Information Technology with emphasis on Business Analysis and Application Development. Instrumental in advancing time-sensitive initiatives through expert leadership of teams and processes, with a reputation for developing innovative solutions that address both immediate and long- team goals. Skilled communicator, relationship-builder with ability to translate objectives and serve as a vital partner to clients and organizational leaders. Administer cross functional teams leading to increased leadership responsibilities.
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It is a great place to learn new things everyday
Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 June 2013
This job requests both accounting, finance knowledge/skills and up to date understanding to business practice and new technologies. To provide accurate finance forecast, this job need to follow big project progress and pipeline managment closely. Required effective communicate with business team on daily basis. To provide solid finance analysis, this role need to have strong skills of data mananagment and problem solving.Support business growth wtih limited budget resources is the hardest part of this job, but it is also the most enjoyable part of the job, it needs finance people to show the talent of professional and business.
Pros
Flexible working hours and trust based managment
Cons
End up with long working hours
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Productive place with video conference system. Very good family benefits.
Customer Service Specialist Advocate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON20 June 2012
At first it was Scientific Atlanta and then Cisco. I can not stress enough how exiting and challenging my job was at SA and Cisco.
I loved working for both SA and Cisco because both companies were committed and loyal to their customers.
Cisco Systems is very fast technology growing company and it has very rewording programs for their employees.

My management was extremely hallepful in my accomplishments to gain customers loyalty.

The most enjoyable part of my job was when I received thank you notes from my customers after I managed to provide last minute service to their clients.

The hardest part of the job was when I left the company
Pros
honesty in dealing with customers
Cons
long hours
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Great work and life balance
Unix/Linux Administrator/Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 May 2015
Love the management, developers, co-workers, and leniency with a stress free environment. No room to grow, as the project is starting to wind down. Learned a lot with very knowledgeable staff and wonderful in-office assistance.
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Cisco
Receptionist, Junior Project Control Officer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 January 2013
My typical day at work would be coming in taking phones off voice mail, turn on computer, may fresh coffee, unload and load dishwasher, make sure all conference rooms are clean.

Answer phone when calls come in. Organized in bound mail and make sure it gets to the right person. Ship all out bound mail also.
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Test Lead Role
Senior Test Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 August 2014
1. Engaging in Scrum meetings
2. Planning and assigning test related task to Test Engineers
3. Reviewing new feature document
4. Creating Test Plan, Test Strategies and Test Suites
5. Collaborating automation test team
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4.1
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