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On average, employees at Cisco Systems give their company a 4.1 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Cisco Systems employees are IT Managers submitting an average rating of 4.8 and Major Account Managers also with a rating of 4.8.

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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
Senior Process Associate

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the friendly environment."

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

"I dislike the MVS environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"See the benefit and risk for associates."

Software Development Manager

"Cisco Systems is a great company to work for."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"This was the best job I ever had. The work was always challenging, having to work to complex IEEE standards and design code to work with complex hardware."

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

"Nothing. I would work there again gladly."

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 (20,188)
Systems Engineer

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the growth opportunities, supporting work atmosphere, and company integrity."

VoIP Engineer

"Work-driven."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the ability to telecommute and work remotely from home."

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

"I dislike the high turnover rate and outsourcing of work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have better communication of company status to employees."

Build Manager

"Good experience."

Senior Alliance Manager

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I liked being able to make a big impact in the industry."

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

"Sometimes group politics can get in the way."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue the entrepreneurship spirit."

Contract Technician

"Only if you need the money."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Didn't."

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

"They didn't pay enough for people who traveled."

Hardware Engineer

"Cisco is the most competitive internet company."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the stock options."

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

"It operates like an IT sweat shop in India and China."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus more on core competency. Get bail-out money from Congress. Invest it in long-term R&D. Open a military division. Open a government division. Build fiber for home networks in the Bay Area. Spin off non-essential operations. Invest more in a new technology."

Intelligence Security Analyst

"Cisco is a great employer."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"Cisco is an employee-oriented company, and they treat their customers great."

Technician

"A learning experience."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I liked the training and materials."

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

"It was a contract position."

.NET Architect

"Driven environment."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the freedom to perform."

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

"The IT department is not truly modern or forward-thinking. The company can be bureaucratic and short-sighted."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find new leadership in IT; stop hiring foreign workers. You are not benefiting from this practice."

Systems Engineer

"Very good company to work."

Theater Deployable Network Infrastructure Administrator

"This VoIP system was fairly easy to implement and maintain."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I liked the ease of use."

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

"We had a problem when a neighboring network changed IP addresses without telling us. (We couldn't call them, not Cisco's fault.)"

Trainer

"Best job so far."

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I liked working with a huge variety of people in a multifaceted company."

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

"I disliked the end of the job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They were very good to me."

Assistant Consultant

What do you like about working at Cisco Systems?

"I like the freedom at work and job security."

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

"I dislike the salary. Personal life is lost."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The exit process for an employee is not good. It needs to be improved."

Cisco Systems Reviews FAQs

Is Cisco Systems a good company to work for?

Cisco Systems has an overall rating of 4.1 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 996 Cisco Systems Review Ratings left anonymously by Cisco Systems employees, which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 97% of employees would recommend working at Cisco Systems.

Does Cisco Systems pay their employees well?

Cisco Systems employees earn $95,000 annually on average, or $46 per hour, which is 44% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 388 Cisco Systems employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Cisco Systems Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Cisco Systems?

97% of employees would recommend working at Cisco Systems with the overall rating of 4.1 out of 5. Employees also rated Cisco Systems 4.0 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.0 for Rewards You Receive, 3.6 for Growth Opportunities and 4.2 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Cisco Systems?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Cisco Systems is a CFO at $301,000 annually. Browse Cisco Systems Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Cisco Systems?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Cisco Systems is a Director of Learning at $11,000 annually. Browse Cisco Systems Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Cisco Systems?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Cisco Systems to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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