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Overally a good place to work and learn new staff
Software Engineer (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 May 2016
Cisco is a generally a good company to work with balanced work and life, good benefit and reward, a creative and fun place to work and learn.

However, some common management problems often seen in a big company like this has adverse impacts on its operation efficiency.
Pros
regular free breakfast and free beer pizza time
Cons
efficiency
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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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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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Good Managers
STAGE Ingénieur Système (Former Employee) –  Tunis5 February 2016
-Ambiance Conviviale
-Good View
-Nice Office
-Good Managers
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Modern work environment
Relationship Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 February 2016
Very mobile driven
Modern office environment
Great technology
Sales are very strongly supported data wise
Demanding environment
Ability to work remotely - depending on management group
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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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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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Good Company
Engagement Manager / Relationship Manager (Current Employee) –  Cisco, BC8 September 2015
Great company, different office culture, hotel style no designated desks, and bad cel reception ;-). Nice people although the work from home issue is a little hard to control with staff.
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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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