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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. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re ... Read more

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

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#69), 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

  • Watch our new video - filmed entirely with Cisco employees - and see if you can catch the easter eggs. Can you solve the code? Find the security "bug?" (Watch again if you need to.) Then apply to come join us on our colorful adventures. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMaE9
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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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  • "More exciting than ever at Cisco"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Dallas, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No other company has a better work from home culture than Cisco - wonderful collaboration technology and complete acceptance from everyone. Amazing benefits all around. You are held to a high standard and rewarded fairly for it.

    Cons

    I wish there was a more meaningful "why" at Cisco. Technology is not all positive. Bridging the Impossible is a little to vague in purpose for me.

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Cisco Systems Photos

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Cisco Systems Interviews

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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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