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Cisco Systems Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
1984
Company - Public (CSCO)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

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Mission: Cisco wants you to bring your uniqueness, join teams to solve challenges, and work together to get results. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco!

We connect people, process, data and things, and we use those connections to change our world for the ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#89), 2009 (#35)

Company Updates

  • We ❤️ our Cisco moms!
    Masha I. is an awesome data analyst and a mom. Read how Cisco helps her be good at both!

    How Cisco Helped Me on My Journey to Motherhood

    Life At Cisco Masha Iris - March 20, 2018 - 33 Comments Starting a family isn't always an easy path. My journey to becoming a mom was a bit more of a bumpy road. Just before I became a part of Cisco, just before the company I worked for was acquired and folded into the Cisco family, I started fertility treatments (IVF.)

  • A trip to the NBA All-Star Weekend and a trip to the Olympics? Two employees share their experiences after they WON the opportunities from Cisco!

    Off-The-Chart Cisco Perks

    Life At Cisco Landon Calannio - April 5, 2018 - 2 Comments This blog was co-written by the contest winners Kunal Shukla and Judith Thorp Working at Cisco has a bunch of great perks - cool technology that lets us work from anywhere, time off to give back and more.

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Cisco Systems – Why Work For Us?


Working at Cisco is a Snap(chat). 


What is a day in the life like at Cisco? There's no place else to get a more raw, authentic view of what that's like than by watching the WeAreCisco Snapchat channel. Every day is an employee takeover! Some days you'll see engineers innovating, security employees hard at work keeping people safe, etc., but every day, you'll see we like to always have a little fun while we're making a difference with our technology. 

Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

Bring your unique self to work with great teams, and together as #WeAreCisco, imagine the possibilities!

Flexibility and Trust

We are transforming today's workplace and workforce with our culture of flexibility and trust.

Open Employee Communications

We engage in open and transparent communication with employees, fostering a timely, two-way flow of information.

Employee Development and Advancement

By enhancing our employees' skills, we are able to innovate more successfully.

Inclusion and Diversity

Our commitment to inclusion makes us a better company and a stronger global competitor.

Balancing Life, Promoting Wellness

We offer programs to promote wellness and help employees achieve life balance. 


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We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

We are hiring across nearly every organization at Cisco. No matter the team, you will work with colleagues who are smart, passionate, and diverse. Just like you. So only one question remains…Where do you want to make a difference? 

 

Valued Uniqueness

Cisco employees come from different countries, backgrounds, genders, ages, ethnicities, and abilities. Each of us has our own unique approach to life. Want to know where you fit in? - Visit us to learn more! 

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Cisco Systems Reviews

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with good work life balance

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits need to improve

    Advice to Management

    Hire good talent from outside. Bring in fresh perspective.

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Cisco Systems Photos

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Cisco Systems photo of: Cisco's Early in Career team in San Jose
Cisco Systems photo of: Cisco's CHILL Lab team
Cisco Systems photo of: Employee WeAreCisco Snapchat contest for #Halloween - Florida flamingo and her flexible working coworker monster
Cisco Systems photo of: Employee WeAreCisco Snapchat contest for #Halloween - found you Waldo!
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Cisco Systems Interviews

Experience

Experience
69%
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Getting an Interview

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Interview

    not that hard, basic behavioral questions. mostly looking for a fit with the team. Interviewed with mutiple people that I never really interacted with again. Kind of a formality and not the best process

    Interview Questions

    • Overall technology understanding, product knowledge and sales process   Answer Question
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Cisco Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • Great Workplaces for Giving Back, Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Best Workplace for Flexibility, Fortune, 2016
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally, Thomson Reuters, 2016
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