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.
Virtual Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 April 2016
Working for Cisco has been a phenomenal experience. They invested more in developing me in the first 4 months I was there than any other company has in my entire tenure. Management helps guide you in becoming a successful account manager but you need to take the proactive approach and schedule time with your management team for guidance as they have far too much on their plate. Because of the high pressure and high demands that Cisco puts on their teams there is a lot of turnover overall in the company.
great package, great people, phenomenal benefits, fantastic visability
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 2 September 2015
Flexibility to work from home was great. Engineering departments were easy to work with. Able to solve issues fast with assistance from the web developer(s) regarding timesheets. Growing company, especially in engineering, which made for a variety of faces and more attendance of events.
Unix/Linux Administrator/Developer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 May 2015
Love the management, developers, co-workers, and leniency with a stress free environment. No room to grow, as the project is starting to wind down. Learned a lot with very knowledgeable staff and wonderful in-office assistance.
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