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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.

We connect ... 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 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

  • "3 things I learned in my first 3 weeks at Cisco" - Cisco Intern Sabrina will tell you all about her experience so far. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIte

    3 Things I Loved During My First 3 Weeks as a Cisco Intern

    Life At Cisco Sabrina Gonzalez - July 2, 2018 - 5 Comments Ahhh, Corporate America! Those two words alone always seem to send a rush of emotions to the surface. Everyone has an opinion on Corporate America and rarely does it leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling.

  • Six candles on your Ciscoversary cake are A LOT! ��
    Surya R. will tell you how she got there. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQm8k

    Six Years of Awesome - Celebrating my Ciscoversary!

    Life At Cisco Surya Raju - June 28, 2018 - 11 Comments It's hard to believe that I came into Cisco with so much uncertainty - unsure of what this company would hold for me, and where it would take me in my career. Any new position has its uncertainties, of course.

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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 - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Surrounded by incredibly smart people everyday
    - Generous compensation/PTO/benefits
    - Company is headed in a very exciting direction
    - Career progression/flexibility in your role is something that is encouraged

    Cons

    Can be a bit of bureaucracy due to being a large company, but everyone is very transparent and willing to help. Not many cons at all. I am very proud to represent the Cisco brand.

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Cisco Systems Photos

Cisco Systems photo of: Cisco Galway is jumping for joy to give back to the community
Cisco Systems photo of: Interns LOVE Cisco
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

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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, 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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