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Working at Cisco Systems in Petaluma, CA: 4 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Petaluma, CA Area

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On average, employees in Petaluma, CA at Cisco Systems give their company a 1.9 rating out of 5.0 based on 4, 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 Petaluma, CA are Senior Software Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.1.

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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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"I have been working for Cisco Systems as a Software Engineer since July 2018. My team was a start-up acquired by Cisco and provided me the environment I was looking for. With a steep learning curve, Cisco has helped me grow my skills further."
Posted 2 years ago in San Jose, CA

Working at Cisco Systems in Petaluma, CA: 4 Employee Reviews

Senior Software Engineer
Work Setting 4.5 / 5 Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.8 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5 Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.4 / 5
Company Culture 3.2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 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)
Field Service Manager

"Great while it lasted."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I liked the sense of place, accomplishment, and camaraderie."

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

"I disliked the incredibly long hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"As we were an acquisition, I would suggest that management understand the industry they are acquiring."

Test Engineer

"Seven years at Cisco, one of the best companies to work for."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"There are lots of opportunities, both for professional and personal growth."

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

"Be as straightforward as possible since the beginning. Make sure the position/role is true to expectation."

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

"It's a big corporation with many smaller business units (each almost acting as independent companies, i.e., competing against each other, etc.)."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Cisco should consider US remote sites (satellite sites in CA, TX, VA, etc.) again, once it's done with foreign expansions (China, India)."

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