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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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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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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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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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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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Professional & Excellent Workplace
IT Contract Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario15 December 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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Good working experience
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 November 2014
I enjoyed working at cisco. Beside one of the managers I enjoyed the environment.
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I can adapt any workspace.
IoT Tech. (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON.13 November 2014
The most enjoyable moment at work when I solve the challenge.
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Large company at its best and worst
Senior Technical Leader (Former Employee) –  ottawa, on5 November 2014
Great compensation, bleeding edge technologies.
Too much politics
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Good Job, Good Company
Systems Integration And Test Specialist (Former Employee) –  London, ON3 October 2014
Nice company to work for right in downtown London Ontario.

Ping pong table and humorous co-workers.
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After many years at Cisco - in the past 5 years there have been so many layoffs of excellent personnel - has become a not too good place to work anymo
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) –  Kanata, Ontario24 September 2014
1. Too many layoffs of good personnel
2. No raises in the past ten years
3. No COL increase ever
4. Too much pressure on individual employees
Pros
good health benefits, yearly bonus
Cons
no raises or COL increases
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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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Nice and Responsible Manager, friendly colleague
QA Engineer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 May 2014
Work with team for different project. Professional management
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Best work environment in this industry
Network Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) –  toronto24 January 2014
There is no place better than Cisco to work. No office politics and your peers respect you.
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Product and fun place work place
Network Consulting Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 July 2013
Product and fun place work place.
Learn many technologies here for core and edge networking.
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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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One of the Best
Lead Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  UAE15 April 2013
True professional, fun and passionate
Meetings, presentations, Emails, workshops and designs
Management varies
Hardest part is time management and pressure management
Best part is closing multi-million dollar deals
Pros
everything not a con
Cons
long hours and pressure
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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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Great place to work at
Sr. Project Manager (contractor) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 February 2013
Cisco Canada is really a great place to work at. I've been working there for almost 1 1/2 years as a contractor in AS SP team managing the deployment of 3G SGSN/ 4G LTE network for two major Canadian wireless operators. The atmosphere in the office is very friendly. Most of the co-workers I've dealt with are very open-minded and are easy to deal with. I really enjoy working with them. I wish I could be able to work there for many years... but, unfortunately, all projects have their beginnings and their ends.
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