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Working at Cisco Systems in Irvine, CA: 17 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Irvine, CA Area

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On average, employees in Irvine, CA at Cisco Systems give their company a 2.9 rating out of 5.0 based on 17, 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 Irvine, CA are VP of Business Developments submitting an average rating of 4.5 and Software Engineers with a rating of 4.2.

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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 Systems is a great company. But like every company there are going to be ups and down, good days and bad days. The IT field has grown tremendously over the last 25 years. And it will continue to grow, much more than we'll be able to keep up with the change. Even though there have been a few cutbacks. Cisco gets my A1 rating on quality."
Posted 8 years ago in Lawrenceville, GA

Working at Cisco Systems in Irvine, CA: 17 Employee Reviews

Cisco Systems Employee

"I started at Cisco in April of 2000. Cisco is a very strong company and leader in the industry. Their portfolio is very diverse and deep which gives them the ability to support their customers across the entire enterprise. Due to Cisco's size it's easy to venture into other lines of businesses to gain more expertise and skills however; it's quite easy to become comfortable and complacent. You have to be goal oriented and make sure you're progressing towards the outcomes that are of priority to you throughout your career."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
QA Engineer

"I have worked here for a year and I found the work environment helped me a lot in cultivating my networking skills and defined my career path."

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

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
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

"Cisco Linksys is a good place to work for new graduate, but not a place to work if you want to advance your career path."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Software Engineer

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"The company delivers good consumer products in the market, which makes it one of the top-rated companies."

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

"The person should have good knowledge about the position which he or she is applying for."

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

"Politics is what I don't like because that loses the focus."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The management needs to be clear in what they want from their employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Automation Engineer

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I feel great to be a part of a company which delivers good products, which makes me proud because I am a part of that company."

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

"Be straight and bold. You should have knowledge of what the company is expecting."

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

"Politics is what I don't like in the company, as it diverts the focus."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be clear in what you want and expect from an employee."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Localization Manager

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Cisco was a great company to work for. I would work there again if I get the chance. I liked the flexible hours and possibility of working remotely."

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

"Corporate experience with big companies is a very big plus to getting hired."

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

"The division I worked at didn't offer too many options for advancement within the business unit."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More attention should be paid to remote workers. They have a lot to contribute."

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

"Learned a lot, contributed a lot, wasn't as busy as desired."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"People were dedicated to getting their jobs done, and done well. It was a nice environment, not high pressured, though jobs did have deadlines."

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

"Getting the job done on time and done well is more important than how many hours you spend doing it. Clock-watchers will feel out of place."

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

"For me, there simply was not enough consistent work, so I found things that I could work on."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Clearer communication to the team would be helpful. Also, directly speaking to all involved rather than indirect (tell so-and-so to do this) is best."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Writer

"Cisco was a great learning environment, but very stressful at times."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the flexible hours, telecommuting, and freedom to do my job as I see fit."

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

"Be technically competent, be flexible, and be ready to work hard."

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

"The schedules were brutal at the end because of all the layoffs."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make it a company that employees can retire from. You should be able to stick around if you're a good worker."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Associate
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5
QA Engineering Intern
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Technical Marketing Intern
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.1 / 5
VP of Business Development
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Software Engineering Intern

"It is a nice place to work."

Director of Strategic Global Alliances

"Great company, with very smart management."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like empowerment and ownership, and the ability to make an impact."

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

"Be honest about yourself. Speak to results and real accomplishments."

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

"I dislike the complexity of the organization, and the multiplicity of stakeholders for the same tasks."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Simplify the organizational structure."

QA Analyst

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the great learning environment."

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

"I dislike being away from home and family."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work."

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