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Working at Cisco Systems in Boxborough, MA: 12 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Boxborough, MA Area

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On average, employees in Boxborough, MA at Cisco Systems give their company a 2.7 rating out of 5.0 based on 12, whereas overall Average Rating of Cisco Systems is 4.1 out of 5.0 based on 1249 Cisco Systems Review Ratings. The happiest Cisco Systems employees in Boxborough, MA are Anonymous Employees submitting an average rating of 4.1 and Network Administrators with a rating of 4.7.

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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 996 Cisco Systems Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.1
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"Cisco is a great company to work for and afforded me many opportunities to grow my career both internally and externally. Their training programs and the experience/level of individuals that work with you on a day to day basis is one of the main reasons I worked there for so long. I would highly recommend them as both a starting career and as a long term growth opportunity."
Posted 7 years ago in San Jose, CA

Working at Cisco Systems in Boxborough, MA: 12 Employee Reviews

Cisco Systems Employee

"It's a good company and there is always new things to learn."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cisco Systems Employee

"I have absolutely nothing to write. I am trying to apply for a job. Refrain from making this part of the process to apply. It's really unfair"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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Cisco Systems (1249)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Sigma Designs (5)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Polara Engineering (6)
3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (20,189)
Cisco Systems Employee

"I dont have anything to fill out here. It an ok company, nothing out the ordinary."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
IT Services Lead

"I enjoyed my time at Cisco."

Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
TAC Support Engineer
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Network Administrator
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Hardware Engineer
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.4 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2.8 / 5
Software Engineering Intern

"I really enjoyed working at Cisco, but I wasn't there long enough to give it a good description."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"The community was really great and everyone was so friendly. I enjoyed what I did and I was very motivated to do my work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I feel that they're looking for people who enjoy what they do. There's no real 'secret' to interviewing. Just be yourself and be someone who can work with people."

What don't you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"They took away our free drinks in my second internship. There really was no reason to dislike Cisco."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None really. I felt the management within Cisco was very responsible and responsive. I liked working for them a lot."

Software Engineer

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Most of the engineering staff is very experienced and are great people to work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Focus on adaptability. Job responsibilities and organizational structure can change very quickly."

What don't you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"As a satellite location (Boxborough, MA), there is often not a critical mass of people and resources to tackle and take ownership of major projects."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Recognize the strengths and contribution of individuals more than applying headcount resources to business needs."

Software Engineer

"Used to be a great place, but now wants all kids and is removing the experience."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I did like the work, but over the last few years the company has been changing, and now it's just another big company to collect a check from."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't view Cisco as a career choice, as they do not want people to stay there forever anymore. When I first started, they always said that they wanted people to retire from Cisco, but now they are removing those longtime workers and replacing them with younger ones. The culture has changed a lot in the time I have been there. It's too bad, as it used to be a great place to work."

What don't you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"As stated above, it has become just another big company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Go back to what the company was eight years ago."

Software Test Engineer

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I liked the new challenges, terrific projects, great team, and very reasonable and approachable managers."

What don't you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I disliked nothing in particular."

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