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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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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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Great company to work for

Awesome to be part of a great company! The salary is good and the benefits are good too. Could be better but still better than most other companies. Takes good care of the employees!
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Good place to learn and lead a normal work life balance. Job and work nature is straightforward and you are welcome for your innovation thinking. Good company to learn.
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Good place to work

You have lot to learn in networking, but some time feels like we are heavy over load, Good pay. but management is not that easy they need to be cautious in terms of taking decision.


Good Pay


Work over night
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Good pay with worst management

Good pay and good culture.. Only issue with management. Management doesn't have trust on employee. Management harass sometimes without discussing with employee.
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It was a grest experience

I felt a sense of responsibility and was being empowered to perform my job.my manager trusted my judgement and encouraged me to learn everyday. They were supportive of family needs as well
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Great company to work

I really enjoyed my time in Cisco. Cisco culture is mixed, you get chance to work on the latest technology in the market and also you can enjoy working.
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Productive and Fun work place

Cisco follows good work culture Flexible working hours There is a scope to learn more Typical day at work includes development, testing and code reviewing
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Good work life balance and great work culture.

Good work-life balance and the work culture is great. Salary would be low if you stay in the company for a longer duration. Work depends on the team. Management is good.
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It was good working in Cisco, it a Big Company and works on latest and innovative technologies. Enjoy working in Cisco also would love to work again if get an opportunity.
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Good work life balance

Good work-life balance but growth is slow. It is a big ocean. To stand out from the crowd you need to perform very very good. Hikes are not good. Culture is good.
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Excellent work culture

Wide variety of technologies to work with. Lot of opportunities to equip yourself professionally. Supportive environment and very good guidance from seniors
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One of the Best workplaces

It has been a lifetime of experience with amazing learning and personal and professional development. I have worked across multiple teams and open door policy has been so true here. Great place to work where you look forward to come back every morning


Amazing office


compensation and Promotion
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good corporate culture with good policies

good company culture sometimes managers use micromangement which is not helping. some managers are self-centered and care only for their own growth. they reduce the importance given to regular employees by hiring contractors and most of the work is outsourced to contractors. try to reinvent the wheel and grind the same dough everyday.


good culture


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QA Engineer

Very Good Employer learnt new technologies Bu was good over all experience was good and good befits with decent compensation . good work life balance .
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Productive and workplace with fun loving activities

Productive and workplace with fun loving activities with table tesnis / Cricket court / vollyball / etc. Good other facilities like free medical check up every six months .
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Fun at work

On a regular day I start my work by getting to know how my Machine learning models have behaved over the night and see what new features they have applied themselves on too. Later I get into Scrum meeting to provide my status to the team and then pick up task such as development of data pipelines for the models.
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Cisco is one of the legendary companies to work for.

You get the legendary brand Cisco added to your Profile. That's one of the great advantages of working here. Cisco plays a big role in Cloud/Networks. Once you work here, you will be invited to work else where in the world.
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great working in cisco

great working in Cisco. I have never seen even any contractor complaining about the culture of the Cisco company. there are good managers and technical people around from whom there is so much to learn from.
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Good company to work for

Overall it is a great experience working in Cisco. Will get to learn more things, but have to maintain pace. People are good and helpful. Learning depends on project type.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
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