Software Test Engineer II (Current Employee) – Kanata, ON – 7 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.
Project Leader (Current Employee) – London, ON – 25 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.
Sales Team Administrator (Contract) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 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.
Senior Engineer - Global Services Division (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 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.
Systems Engineer/Network Consulting Engineer (Former Employee) – London, ON – 17 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.
System Test Engineer / Lead (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 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.
Under Utilized Partner resource that was a fun place to work
POE Account Manager, Distribution, US and Canada (Former Employee) – Entire US and Canada Locations – 6 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.
Autonomy of your business
Perception from partners that the products were not Genuine and authorized.
Software Developer (Former Employee) – Galway – 23 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++.
Software consultant (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 16 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.
Software Engineer III (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, GA – 18 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.