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Good place to work
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 March 2019
* very flexible working hours
* good balance of work and life
* awesome colleagues
* you can easily find help from other departments and do not need to bothering setting up everything by yourself.
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Awesome team building events throughout the year
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 March 2019
Excellent company to work for. Management was very supportive.

Great Sales team/Commercial Select West. Friendly,hard working teams - very professional.

I would highly recommend working for Cisco.
Pros
Management support - was exceptional
Cons
no permanent employment opportunities for administrative support in Calgary
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Cisco is Great
Director of Business Development (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 February 2019
Cisco has been around a long time and has been essential to the growth of the Internet and all related companies and benefits thereof.
The company has been reborn in recent years - evolving from equipment box-selling to solution rich managed services.
Pros
Pays well
Cons
Sales pressures can be large
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Very demanding Environment
Customer Success Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 December 2018
The culture of Cisco is one of the most demanding in the industry. There is little loyalty form the company to the employee, however they do provide opportunity if you are so motivated.

Their use of technology is second to none, so much so that they have an overreliance on technology to solve their internal problems.

Tribal knowledge is a survival skill at Cisco.
If you are not in sales, you are pretty much ignored.
Pros
Inductry leader
Cons
Job first. Everything else second
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4.0
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Flexible management and great team members
Software Test Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Kanata, ON7 November 2018
Flexible place to work with good work place benefits such as a great gym and staff. Pool and Ping Pong table for those that can't sit in their cubes for too long. Lots of budget for teams to have fun per quarter. Opportunity to grow as an individual from a technical stand point. In terms of financial growth it can be slow.
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5.0
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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