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Cisco Systems Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CSCO)
Information Technology
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Our edge doesn’t come from technology, but from our people! From entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, and everyday devices, we strive for an inclusive culture that has earned Cisco recognition as a multinational ... 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!

We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2009 (#35)

Company Updates

  • Cisconian Isabella Y. shares her strategies to help women feel empowered to apply for tech roles. Read on ➡️

    Closing the Confidence Gap

    On our first Facebook Live Isabella shared that men feel they only need 50% of the skills to apply for a job, whereas women feel they need 80-90% -- in this post she encourages women to feel empowered to apply for tech roles.

  • Coffee , year-long summer weather & amazing people? Life at the Cisco Costa Rica office really is paradise!

    Costa Rica - An Office in Paradise

    Cisco Blog > Life At Cisco Life At Cisco Lucero Fernández - September 21, 2017 - 2 Comments Ready to visit one of the happiest and friendliest Cisco offices on earth? If you are, here are some tips for when you visit or interview in our office in Costa Rica.

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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. 


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! 


Cisco Systems Reviews

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    "Let's Talk - From a Cisco Culture Enthusiast's Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
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    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 10 years)


    BFPWGP or Best Freaking Place to Work, Grow and Play!
    I have been with Cisco for 11 years and I am truly excited each day because I have an opportunity to think about my current role, my opportunity to grow and most important my value to the community and believe it or not earth.
    In my role, i have learned so much about the importance of Sustainability and how WE need to sever the umbilical cord to Mother Earth. Cisco creates conscious citizens that are culturally responsible and push beyond their wildest imagination. I encourage you to find an opportunity here at Cisco, I promise you will have a lasting career. #LoveWhereYouWork.


    There is a lack of diversity in Cisco although great strides being made. we have a ways to go. i encourage to explore more diversity at the mid level management level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and improve diversity at the mid level management level. This only enhances the diverse perspectives for our Company.

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Cisco Systems Photos

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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



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Getting an Interview





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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).


    Met with a recruiter at a University Event, was scheduled for first rounds of interviews the following week, interviewed on campus at the Career Center, received an email regarding my application status the next week after the interview.

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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
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - Legends (20 Years in a Row!), Fortune, 2017
  • The 30 Best Workplaces in Technology, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Workplace for Flexibility, Fortune, 2016
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