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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

  • You ask: “Who is Cisco, really?”
    Our answer: "We are many things. But mostly, #WeAreCisco" http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxH8

    We Are . . . Cisco!

    WeAreCisco, and we are (and are not!) a lot of things. Words are powerful, so here are the words that describe us best. Join us! www.cisco.com/careers

  • Mark M. wondered where his career at Cisco was going, and then it took him to London -- here's how! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJXj

    Living My One True Life at Cisco

    Life At Cisco My husband David and I are six months into our lives as U.S. expats living in London, and while it wasn't easy - it's been a road paved with moments that have highlighted what an incredible company Cisco is to work for.

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Cisco Systems – Why Work For Us?


We Are . . . Cisco! 

#WeAreCisco, and we are (and are not!) a lot of things. Words are powerful, so here are the words that describe us best, as chosen by our employees!

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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Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins
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3,938 Ratings
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cisco is a very "people centric" company. They are very good about taking care of employees and open to working remotely. New leadership has brought fresh blood, evident by stock price.

    Cons

    Thick layers of existing middle management. I wish the annual layoffs would target this group more vs pushing out those from acquisitions. Room for growth is very, very difficult. Friends get the job, not competence. Back to my "thick layers..." statement.

    Advice to Management

    Chuck & team - doing great - keep it up.

    For grades 12/13 who've been doing the same job for 5yrs, have them re-interview for their current jobs.

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Cisco Systems Photos

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Cisco Systems Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Community Relations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    First round consisted of very standard interview questions, and meeting, via WebEx, with two members of the Community Relations team.

    I would like to high-light that I felt like the interviewers didn't take the process seriously (or just didn't take me seriously as a candidate)--and I say this, because one of the interviewers had her boyfriend laying in the background during the WebEx interview. It was a bit strange, uncomfortable and, personally, I think it high-lighted a lack of professionalism. Ultimately, I didn't get the job--but after the interview experience, I knew this wasn't a team I would be interested in joining.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel your skill-sets align with the position? Have you worked on projects where you had to coordinate with multiple departments?

      The questions were easy and standard...nothing surprising.   1 Answer
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Cisco Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - Legends (20 Years in a Row!), Fortune, 2017
  • World's Best Workplaces, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2017, LinkedIn Top Companies, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2018
  • Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2018, Fortune, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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