Cisco Employee Reviews in Canada

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Fast Paced IT Juggernaut!
Virtual Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONApril 21, 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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State of the art technologies
Quality Assurance Prime / Lead - S/W Testing (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONApril 11, 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 TorontoNovember 11, 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, ONSeptember 2, 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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Cisco Systems in Vancouver is great place to work for.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  VancouverSeptember 17, 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, ONAugust 26, 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, BCJuly 30, 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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Very upbeat environment with a great group of guys
Regional Administrator/Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABFebruary 23, 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, OnMarch 6, 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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Great work and life balance
Unix/Linux Administrator/Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 15, 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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Enterprise / Java / Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing / E-Commerce
IT Project Manager / IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  CAMarch 15, 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, ONJune 2, 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, ONJune 20, 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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Cisco
Receptionist, Junior Project Control Officer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 11, 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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Professional & Excellent Workplace
IT Contract Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, OntarioDecember 15, 2014
 Review and approval of standard and non-standard Statements of Work (SOWs), Change Requests and SME Quotes for Customers
 Review and approval of standard and non-standard Statements of Work (SOWs) and Change Requests for Subcontractors (back to back SOWs)
 Advise and assist the CA Sales teams during SOW negotiation with Customers
 Advise and assist the CA Sales teams during negotiation with Subcontractors
 Work with Sales, Finance, Legal and Delivery organizations to provide timely assurance and advice which maintains Cisco’s policy and process
 Determine appropriate actions and solutions for the more complex commercial and business issues related to the services offered
 Apply policies and process and render guidance with a view to achieving best solution for Cisco and Customer
 Review and assess Customer and Subcontractor sales agreements to review applicability
 Provide general guidance and direction in SOW-based services policy and process
Pros
mobile work ethic
Cons
several lay-offs in past years
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Test Lead Role
Senior Test Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 19, 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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Good Job, Good Company
Systems Integration And Test Specialist (Former Employee) –  London, ONOctober 3, 2014
Nice company to work for right in downtown London Ontario.

Ping pong table and humorous co-workers.
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Large company at its best and worst
Senior Technical Leader (Former Employee) –  ottawa, onNovember 5, 2014
Great compensation, bleeding edge technologies.
Too much politics
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GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Global Manager, Data, Governance & Strategy (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 15, 2012
recognized as a world best to work for this compnay creaees motivation and innovatin in its employees.
Pros
global
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Best work environment in this industry
Network Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) –  torontoJanuary 24, 2014
There is no place better than Cisco to work. No office politics and your peers respect you.
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