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Was feeling good to be part of the culture is gooddress code is formalwas having a good teambetter place to start as freshergood seniors on the floor
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Work culture

Micromanagement and bad leadership. Continuously changing team goals and tasks, lack of good tools and always expected to work overtime. Too much criticism and pressure on employees.
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Good place

Pros: culture, latest gadgets, training opportunities. Wlb and management depends on the team. Good placeto learn networking. Cons: can't think of any
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Managers spoil the Work Culture.

Managers are nearly dumb here. They are technically poor and are only capable of pressuring the Engineers rather than supporting them technically.Poor Management !!!


Good Colleagues and Good Office Space


Management Management Poor Management
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Not Satisfied and Ended up leaving the company in few month

This is not like other verbose review which do not give any real world idea inside the company . I tried to be realistic with this review based on my experience being in SD-Wan team Bangalore.Pros:Work culture is good. Co-workers are supportive.ConsDon't go with the "Best place to work" - tag1. Project is not that good. Most of the project usages legacy technology. Lot of unnecessaryprocess to do a simple job.2. There are no best practices are followed. Lot of people to do the same job, so different people follows different practices.3. Build process takes 6-7 hrs to complete. Sometimes one day to complete. So you can think how much development time got wasted.4. Not much innovation happens here.5. Everything depends on your managers. Even relocation benefit is not part of company policy. So please read your offer letter carefully. You will not get relocation benefit if later you move to new state.6. Managers are not supportive at all. The company has no strict work from office policy, but managers will force to come to office. So dont know whats going on here.7. There is no growth opportunity. You will end up learning nothing but some bunch of nonsense processes. Most of the good works goes to US and China team.8. SD-WAN Bangalore UI development manager is worst. Think twice before joining this project.9. Think twice before joining this company. Its better to work in small company rather than working here.
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Work life balance, best place to work.

Good work life balance, good work environment. More exposure to accounting and finance.Stocks, Working with different vendors.Global payroll exposure in APJC


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No growth at job
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A multi-functional desktop Video/Audio Conference call application

Cisco Webex is one of the best IT companies in India. I enjoyed myself thoroughly from 2006 to 2016.Over 23 years of experience in the electronics industry of 20 years in Telecommunications (EPABX/Audio conference bridges).
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Good work-life balance but low pay

Work isnt very stressful yet knowledgable. Co-workers support each other. My team personally is very dependable. Pay is not upto industry standards. Working time and location is flexible.
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good place to work

work and technology wise good place to work.Good medical benefits.Have a wonderful campus, cool play area.Compensation is not up to the mark for the performance.Top level management
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Amazing company without a job security

Amazing people, amazing culture, amazing benefits. But all these things are not matched with job security. Every August they fire bunch of people in the name of limited restructuring and it is not based on performance , it is random. Lot of reorganization happening every 4-5 months so growth is very slow, yearly increment is 4-5% only.


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Good culture. Good people. Decent pay. Decent growth. Typical cons with a big org. Work life balance is amazing. Considering the work you do, you will paid nicely.
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Relaxed environment

Very nice people, good work life balance, but learning can be based on team/product..Hikes are okay. Good place to settle.Mostly networking is the core
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Its a great place to work

Managers are supportive and helpful.You will find great people and company work culture is top notch here.Its a networking company so most of the teams are into networking.
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Fun and productive workplace

Talented teamGood work culture Very good campusNice management Salary can be increasedGoodies and health benefits are awesomeOverall good company with nice culture
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Stressful work Cisco TAC Banglore

The upskilling training for freshers is nil. Constant pressure environment. Rotational shifts and TAC teams are chronically understaffed. Have to compulsorily work on all holidays and 2 weekends in a month. Expects inexperienced to solve P1 cases. No work life balance.
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Good place for network enthusiasts

It's all about networking....Really cool campus with many facilities..Growth really depends on BU you fall into and also the work..Pay can be increased comparing to the other companies


No stress, great culture, great campus


No free food
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Great place

Work depends on your BU but great WLB all round. Many opportunities to advance and company is very transparent and tries to get everyone involved as much as posible
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Great work life balance

It all depends for which team or manager you are working for. Some teams will be micro managed while others won't be. Overall it provided a good work life balance.
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More relaxed and stress free job place

The management was very friendly and it was great place to work. All my life time my only regret was to quit CISCO. You are given fair chance to improve and project your abilities and they do appreciate.


Perks, Esops, recreation claims, pick ups and drops....many


There is no retention desk or employee experience desk to voice out your concerns
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Good place and company to work for (Webex Divison)

A decent tech company and good work culture and good opportunities if you're in the right team and product. Management does thinks of employees well being whenever possible. A brand name in the industry easily recognisable and identifiable in the public domain makes your job a little easier.
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A good and secure place to be at

Its a great place to start your career, on onboarding process was very accommodating, peers are always ready to help. Sometimes things do get out of hand and PRDs are changed on the fly but that's a rarity. Products are good and leaders are open to suggestions.


Good tech stack and projects


Sometimes work can be unorganised and disruptive
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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