Lobby ambassador, Front Office Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, On – 6 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.
innovative, fair, planning
old position models; remain in place making for unstable support
Very upbeat environment with a great group of guys
Regional Administrator/Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 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.
working with people
sometimes lonely and such a huge company it could be hard to find the right department for an answer
IT Contract Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, Ontario – 15 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
Senior Test Lead (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 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
Finance Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 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.
Lead Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – UAE – 15 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
Enterprise / Java / Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing / E-Commerce
IT Project Manager / IT Analyst (Former Employee) – CA – 15 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.
Sr. Project Manager (contractor) (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 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.
Productive place with video conference system. Very good family benefits.
Customer Service Specialist Advocate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 20 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