Company Menu

Working at Cisco Systems in Santa Clara, CA: 21 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Santa Clara, CA Area

Browse Cisco Systems Reviews by Job Title →

On average, employees in Santa Clara, CA at Cisco Systems give their company a 3.7 rating out of 5.0 based on 21, 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 Santa Clara, CA are Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.0 and Anonymous Employees with a rating of 4.1.

35%
48%
13%
3%
1%
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
Advertisement
"I worked for Cisco Systems as a Software Development Engineering Intern with the NOSTG team at Boxborough , MA. I found the company culture to be excellent and I also had the opportunity to learn a lot during the twelve weeks of my internship. I also had the excellent opportunity of getting to meet some of the stalwarts in the Networks industry and also got to interact with them on a one-on-one basis. Overall , the experience was better than I could have ever hoped for."
Posted 8 years ago in Acton, MA

Working at Cisco Systems in Santa Clara, CA: 21 Employee Reviews

Cisco Systems Employee

"good company with great employees"

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've worked for Cisco since an acquisition about 17 months ago."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 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

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

"I was employed by Cisco Systems from June of 1999 to December of 2018. During this period, I was involved in several different product development teams. Cisco employs approximately 70,000 people, so their internal management processes are heavily automated. The biggest challenge in working at Cisco is dealing with its limited agility to meet market requirements."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Cisco Systems Employee
Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Cisco Systems Employee

"I've worked for Cisco for 3 years as a Program Manager and have enjoyed and been successful at my work."

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

"My working team was very good."

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

"Excellent place to work. Good work environment."

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

"I have worked with Cisco from last 6 years, I found the company fine and looking for future growth."

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

"I've worked at Cisco since 2001. Great salary and benefits."

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

"Not much else to say. If you get a chance to work for Cisco, do so."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 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
Cisco Systems Employee

"I have worked with Cisco system for past 3 years. I like the manner in which cisco handles large scale project having lot of complex business logic.I also like the friendly environment."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
IT Analyst

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the very experienced and hands-on management. They have been there and done that."

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

"Be yourself. For a new employee, the experience could be rewarding as well as challenging."

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

"Sometimes innovation is stifled. We have several meetings, which aren't the best thing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try having a flat organization structure. They have a slight bias towards hiring U.S. citizens for senior management positions."

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

"Open communications and initiative driven."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Cisco provided a very open door policy, and was highly aggressive and rewarding."

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

"Always be open and show your capability. Present yourself as confident and smart."

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

"I disliked the long hours, and incapable managers who do not have the technical knowledge to manage engineers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"As managers, you should have at least minimum knowledge of what type of people you manage. You reward those with appreciation."

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
Major Account Manager
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
Executive Assistant

"I was somewhat satisfied at my previous employer."

Person You Work For 4.1 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.6 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4.5 / 5

Browse Cisco Systems Employee Job Reviews by Location

We noticed that your web browser is outdated!

Update your browser to have a more positive job search experience.

Upgrade My Browser

×