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Cisco Systems Overview

San Jose, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (NZD) 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

Company Updates

  • How do our Cisco cafes celebrate diversity? Read Jeff B's blog to see how they partner with our employee resource organizations to celebrate everyone!

    How Cisco's Cafes and Employee Resource Organizations Celebrate Diversity

    Life At Cisco When it comes to embracing diversity, Cisco is in a class by itself. We not only have a diverse workforce - we continuously honor it. Through our Employee Resource Organizations (ERO) we support our employees as they establish deeper connections with one another while celebrating their cultures.

  • How is Cisco's Customer Experience team Rubik's Cube inspired? Read Elaine W's story to find out!

    Cisco's Customer Experience is Rubik's Cube Inspired!

    Life At Cisco It's funny how an 80's icon can still mean so much to us today, and yet - still barely be a thought until it's right in front of you. I wandered into Gayle's Wine Bar in Llangollen, North Wales with my husband Neil and some local friends where a guy was leaning against the bar playing with a Rubik's Cube.

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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. 


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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    Current Employee - InfoSec Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - InfoSec Architect in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
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    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (Less than a year)


    -Work life balance is mostly good, you are responsible for managing that, however, there are times when you have to step up.
    -Respectful environment, that is inclusive.
    -Cisco cares about your long term professional growth and allows job rotation
    -Benefits are good.
    -I have worked in several places and this is good.
    -Cisco employees are motivated, innovative and finish what they start.


    -Sometimes people are people.
    -Deadlines and changes that are fast and huge take more effort and dedication.
    -Nothing really bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    I think management listens. However, with any lifecycle it sometimes takes longer to get to the end goal that employees are looking for.

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Cisco Systems Interviews



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    Community Relations Manager Interview

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


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


    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.   3 Answers
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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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