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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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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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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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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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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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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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Functions staff
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 November 2017
Well, maybe different perspective, work time is flexible, i.e. you always have the option to work overtime. With nothing promising with sales or market share, job security is often at risks, and the room to grow is remote
Pros
Flexibile
Cons
Flexibility to work overtime
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Not a good company as subcontractor and outside of San Jose.
Service Delvery (Current Employee) –  LATAM30 October 2017
Cisco is a strong brand and still sells a lot just by being who they are; The telecommute culture is excellent, and it helps you balance your life. As a big company, it is not the exception that changes are hard to make, and from a services delivery perspective, many processes need to be optimized and adjusted to customer needs to excel in that field. There is a lack of professional development and opportunities for the outsource workforce which is a massive percentage of the company's total.
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Fun Place
Product Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 October 2017
Very nice culture and very nice people, you do not need a lengthy introduction to bond with a colleague you have never met before.

They are always there to support you whenever you need them to
Pros
Free Lunch
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Cisco is a great company
Technical Lead (Current Employee) –  China Dalian5 October 2017
Cisco is a great company I had worked ever before, which provides so many opportunity for employee develping their skill and build their career path. It is a wonderful experience working with kind teammate and genius to value the cusotmer, evolve the technic,etc.
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a good company to work with
Sr. Hardware Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 September 2017
this was a best company I ever worked with. A very fast paced working environment and attractive employee benefit. Really enjoyable to work a company like this.
Pros
good benefit, high efficient working environment.
Cons
management team is over built.
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One of the best places to work at
Program Manager Partner (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 September 2017
One of the best places to work at. Enjoyed 5 years of working at Cisco, Career growth, work life balance, fun at work! You name & it is all available! Hope to work sometime again!
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Excellent
QA Architect (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 August 2017
Excellent company to work with. Good pay, good work life balance, good work environment, settings and management. Handling multiple projects at the same time at different locations were easy.
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Great Experience
Pre-Sales Engineer Coop (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 July 2017
The work environment is pleasant and it makes it easy to get up in the morning. This company is a work hard play hard type of company which is great for any young professionals that want to grow but enjoy the perks of a great company.
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Great people - culture and management is lacking
Network Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 June 2017
You work with some of the best people but it is hard to get recognized when management keeps changing the organizational structure - get lost in the shuffle.

Your loyalty and seniority means nothing
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Nice place to work
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Kuwait1 June 2017
#1 IT Company.
People working together every day to create an inclusive atmosphere of ongoing inspiration
people make amazing things happen every day.
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Good place to work and lack of direction.
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC31 May 2017
Cisco is a nice place to work with. Friendly people and management. But it often comes to the point of ambiguous when the business decision has to be made.
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Good
sales (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 May 2017
Pros
Good management
Ability to change and grow
Great camaraderie
Great benefits
Surrounded by brilliant people

Cons
brutal politics
Projects thrown out
Dying business
Confusing management choices
The work sometimes goes away from where you want to be
Complacency in upper levels

Advice to Management
Try to retain people. Keep politics out of doing a good job. Far too many compromises on products as a result of political problems. And far too many people fired because of petty politics from higher levels.
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Fun place to work
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 May 2017
Great place to work, awesome work life balance.

I would anytime recommend anyone to work there, I was a contractor but one day would love to join Cisco family. Always my dream to work for Cisco full time!

THANK YOU CISCO for making me part of your extended family..:)
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Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kanata, ON11 May 2017
not enough innovation, too much process, not a lot of talented people to learn from. the skills that you learn is mostly c programming and not much new in demand skills.
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