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Cisco Systems Overview

San Jose, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CSCO)
Computer Hardware & Software
$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 use those connections to change our world for the better ... Read more

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    A Week of WOW moments at Cisco

    Life At Cisco Chintan Patel - May 8, 2018 - 0 Comments There are so many "wow" moments at Cisco, that we almost get too used to it. So you'll know when I tell you about my "wow" moment recently, you'll know it was capital WOW.

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    Cisco New Hires and Why They #LoveWhereYouWork

    Life At Cisco Shivam Kumar - May 1, 2018 - 2 Comments What's the next step after graduation? For most of us, it's time to find a job! Imagine my surprise (and excitement) when I saw a company like Cisco was hiring fresh graduates! I knew immediately a great opportunity had come my way.

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Cisco Systems – Why Work For Us?


The Internet of Everthing is Changing Everything. 

The Internet of Everything is a global industry phenomenon that is driving the biggest market transition for Cisco and for our customers. This includes the intelligent connection of people, process, data, and things. It’s where everything is converged on the Internet, making networked connections more relevant than ever before in our everyday lives.

Leading in 12 of 18 markets, Cisco is building global teams in the Americas, EMEAR, and APJC - expanding our technology solutions in the Mobile, Cloud, Security, IT, and Big Data spaces, including Software, Sales, and Consulting Services.  

Cisco's Corporate Functions directly shape our future by acting as key business partners. These areas are core to successfully running our organization with the future in mind — Legal, Corporate Development, Global Business Services, HR, Finance IT, Global Marketing Services, and Supply Chain.

Bring your revolutionary ideas and impact everything -- from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, and everyday devices. Collaborate in a fun, flexible, and inclusive culture that has earned Cisco recognition as a multinational Great Place To Work. With 10 billion connected things in the world and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

Join us as we change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns!


Attracting, Retaining and Engaging the Best and the Brightest

We develop programmes and policies that support our employees’ work-life integration while providing a stimulating and inclusive work environment to foster development.

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? 

"Our inclusive culture promotes a creative, innovative, and collaborative environment that helps fuel our globalization strategy."

John Chambers
Chairman and Former CEO

Who You Are Shapes Who We Are

Cisco employees not only come from different countries, but also have different backgrounds, genders, ages, ethnicities, and abilities. In fact, each of us has our own unique approach on life. Visit us to learn more! 


Cisco Systems Reviews

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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
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Cisco Systems Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Bengaluru).


    I got the chance to talk to all the people in team and it was a good experience . I got positive feedback on the calls from each one of them respectively but I am really disappointed with HR team . Cisco is such a big brand name and we as aspiring candidates expect better treatment from recruitment team .I understand that many people apply for same position and they might have got better person but atleast hR/recruiter can inform the same to other candidates . How much time it takes to send an email .
    Inspite of my regular follow ups , I never got a direct answer . One day they told me that they my feedback is positive and they will come up with next steps of background verification , other day they said that panel is yet to provide feedback , then next day they were like we will call you back .

    They should understand that candidate's time is equally important as theirs .

    Overall it was a bad experience from HR side but all the team members were very good.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected was asked . It was all that I wrote in my CV .   Answer Question
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Cisco Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - Legends (20 Years in a Row!), Fortune, 2017
  • Great Workplaces for Giving Back, Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Best Workplace for Flexibility, Fortune, 2016
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