Cisco is a great company with great benefits ... but cant say the same about the management / people who control / execute it as all the benefits and policies are good on-paper but not in implementation. Inconsistent / Not-so-ethical management and very poor HR personnel and bad HR policies combined with bad execution at both Business Unit and at HR organizations.
Management and work culture is good. 4500sites RFR done with ATP1A completion and ATP1B completion within 2.7years and handed over these sites to O&M(Operation and Maintenance) team after getting sign-off.
If you are keen to work with cutting edge technology, Cisco is the place for you. Sometimes things can be hectic, but there is an overall sense of responsibility and one can take up and do things that one has interest in, apart from your regular work.Overall experience and career progression depends on your manager and team. There is good competition and it helps bring out the best in everyone.
Productive, Fun and excellent workplace culture. I enjoyed the 11 years at Cisco and the interesting roles that i have done
As part of Cisco IOTBU, led a team that Conceptualized, Designed & developed a purpose built IOT Platform for Smart Cities (called Cisco Kinetic for Cities) that is hosted on Public Cloud and on-premises. It provides automated, secure data sharing across community infrastructures, solutions, applications and connected devices.
This platform was recognized by the industry leading analysts for the largest number of customer deployments around the world and also won number of awards as the best IOT Smart City platform.
Pros The work culture and work life balance are amazing. Can leverage lots of learning opportunities by leveraging Cisco learning network. Transition to other teams internally is good if you have different interests.
Cons Promotion after a certain grade is difficult. Lots of restructuring.