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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

Company Updates

  • "I am about to go bald...just two days after I’m married."
    What?! Why? Casie S. will tell you all about her promise to he St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Children’s Cancer Research.

    Going Bald for St. Baldricks - A Promise Made is a Promise Kept

    Life At Cisco Casie Shimansky - February 1, 2018 - 2 Comments I am about to go bald. 18" inches of long, crazy purple hair that my colleagues always comment on and know me by will be gone. Seem crazy to you? It gets even crazier.

  • Helping people in Kaihura, Uganda = smiles all around!
    This is how Greg M. chose to spend his 5 Time2Give days.

    Cisco Cares About Kaihura (and Everywhere Else!)

    Life At Cisco Greg Moon - January 25, 2018 - 2 Comments "Did you enjoy your safari?" This is what people ask me when I say I went to Africa. My answer? "I didn't go on safari, but what I did was wonderful all the same!"

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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 CEO Chuck Robbins
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3,153 Ratings
  • "A highly innovative company but also highly demanding nature of work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in Bengaluru
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)


    Meritorious work environment, exposure to latest technologies, one of highly innovative companies to maintain their position in the market


    Very aggressive work culture, work-life balance is sometimes challenging at senior positions

    Advice to Management

    Keep targeting the market, but don't lose focus on people

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Cisco Systems Photos

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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



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    5 rounds of interview with various areas of domain and followed by HR round. Easy rounds but total experience was good. only basic understanding is required to get through. Not much complicated questions.

    Interview Questions

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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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