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Life at Cisco
Project Leader (Current Employee) –  London, ON25 October 2018
Cisco is a huge compnay and to try and move into a different area of interest is virtually impossible with social relationships rather than skill based qualifications. If you work in a visrtually small business unit not in a major Cisco office locations you do not exist in the greater scope of things.
Promotions are not distributed based on skill and merit but rather social networking and towing the party line.
Pros
Good money when employed
Cons
your just a line on a spread sheet
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4.0
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Great place to lead with Industry leading solutions and make money
Regional Director Municipal Practice (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 October 2018
Ever evolving company with industry leading solutions that is a great place to start your career however ageism seems to be taking hold and drive to reduce cost
Pros
Income
Cons
never ending weekly drive to numbers at expense of clients
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3.0
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Fun Team
Sales Team Administrator (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 October 2018
Provide assistance to the sales team through contractor. Young, fun team. Had to prepare weekly/monthly reports as per team sales. Working as a third party was difficult in getting things completed in a timely manner.
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5.0
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Decent place with transforming culture
Systems Engineer - Partner Channel Sales (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2018
Cisco is still a decent place to work at with transforming culture. There is a lot of learning opportunities especially on the job training opportunities.
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5.0
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Great place to be
Virtual Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 September 2018
Cisco is a great place to be and to work for. A typical day at work consists of talking to customers, understanding their needs, doing designs and helping them achieve their goals.
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5.0
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Amazing place To work for
Network Consultant Engineer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 August 2018
Amazing place To work for
Great life work balance
Great management
Great work culture
Great learning experience
Great career growth and path
Amazing experience
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5.0
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Network Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 July 2018
very good , get to learn something new on daily basis,Work Environment is also good specially the manager is very motivating. Hardest part of the job was to surpass managers expectations
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4.0
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Good salary and people
Senior Engineer - Global Services Division (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 April 2018
Large company with many projects on the go, training was adequite and professional work environment. Resources get shuffled around a lot unfortunately and ownership of engineering tasks is too distributed.
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4.0
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Good progressive company
Senior Technical Advisor/Project Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 April 2018
No nonsense work environment which comes with being a contractor. It is a challenging work environment which requires good time management and knowledge.
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4.0
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Decent place to work
Systems Engineer/Network Consulting Engineer (Former Employee) –  London, ON17 April 2018
The pay and benefits are good. They have a good work from home policy. It's stressful to work at Cisco because you can be laid off any given day you go to work, no matter how talented you are. Talented people are arbitrarily laid off all the time.
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5.0
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Great Company
System Test Engineer / Lead (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 April 2018
Managers are great to work with, the process is clear and the people are all knowledgeable. My managers encourage me to grow and welcome my feedback and ideas. I was treated as an important member of the team.
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Under Utilized Partner resource that was a fun place to work
POE Account Manager, Distribution, US and Canada (Former Employee) –  Entire US and Canada Locations6 April 2018
The POE segment of Cisco Capital provided a work from home or partner environment that was challenging and fun and was very enjoyable.

The best part of working was the knowledge that you were a part of a large company , but still had a startup mentality and road path to success.

I think the hardest part of the job was acceptance from traditional account managers that could at times view you as an advisory in the in accounts as opposed to a resource that could use to provide solutions for their partners.
Pros
Autonomy of your business
Cons
Perception from partners that the products were not Genuine and authorized.
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4.0
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Good company
Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara County, CA31 March 2018
Good company with lot of talented and expert people.
Lots of opportunities to grow. Becoming more and more data driven. Lots of exciting things happening.
Pros
Good work life balance
Cons
Workload is enormous.
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5.0
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Cisco: review
Customer Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario13 February 2018
Great company with great working environment. I would recommend to anyone working in IT as it is one of the leading companies in employee satisfaction.
Pros
Great company, very fast paced, many certifications
Cons
Downsizing their company
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4.0
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Getting skillfull
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Galway23 January 2018
Immersion in projects, good to get skills, it might affect work life-balance. Good team. very few projects based on web development, focus on desktop real-time technology, so expect to work with fastest languages such C++.
Pros
enhancing technical skills
Cons
affecting work/life balance
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4.0
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Great people to work with, interesting work
Senior Software Engineer, BIT (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON17 January 2018
Flexible hours, good life/work balance, Smart people to collaborate with on challenging problems

Direct Management was good to work for, most understood the problems that needed to be solved

Workplace culture was fearful - never knew when the next job action/layoff was going to occur - constant re-arranging of org's
I had 6 different managers in 3 years, with my seventh lasting 1.5 years
Pros
Great fitness center, great salary/benifits, good education/training
Cons
Job security poor, combative/competative review process
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3.0
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Not a stable job for consultant
Software consultant (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON16 January 2018
Have Agile meeting every day. Must meet target determined by the team leader. Everything is regulated. High technology and powerful machines. No permanent job position for a long time. Only hire consultant. Not enough project to work. I left before the department shrink.
Pros
Learn how an international big company run.
Cons
Not stable.
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5.0
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Great Culture
Networking Consulting Engineer/Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 January 2018
* No micro-management
* Great opportunities to grow
* Great people
* Great team
* Smart people
* Fun at work (xbox, ping pong, pool table, etc) at work
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3.0
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Bad management. Good pay
Software Engineer III (Former Employee) –  Lawrenceville, GA18 December 2017
No security of job. No clear direction or roadmap for many projects. Most work are R&D and shelved because of poor marketing and inability to get clients who will purchase the solution. Multiple reorgs causing confusion.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Management is directionless
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5.0
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Cisco is an excellent place to work.
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 December 2017
Cisco provided very convenient and extensive training courses to bring the employees up to latest technologies. Life/work balance was good in my department.
Pros
Training courses
Cons
Unstable projects
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