Cisco Systems Overview

  • San Jose, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1984
  • Company - Public (CSCO)
  • Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
  • $10+ billion (USD)

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique. We bring our talents to work as a team each day, helping power an inclusive future for all. Here's how we do it. At Cisco, we embody transformation and help our customers excel in their digital worlds. Some may think we're "old" (36+ ...
Mission: Cisco wants you to bring your uniqueness, join teams to solve challenges, and work together to build an inclusive future for all with our technology! #WeAreCisco

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2022(#6), 2020(#11), 2018(#16), 2017(#5)

Top CEOs: 2019(#7)

Company Updates

September 27, 2022
We're honored to be No. 3 on the 2022 Fortune Magazine Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work U.S.! Our women in tech bring their best to Cisco and the world, working passionately to power a more inclusive future for all every day!
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"On paper, I’m a Marketing Intern, but opportunities for growth at Cisco are limitless in scope." - Kat F. Kat joined Cisco expecting a traditional intern experience but got so much more than that. Learn more about the work-life balance, trust, and impact that interns have at Cisco!
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Cisco Systems Reviews

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Sep. 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee
Positive Outlook
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Made the transition from a partner to a more technical sales role and love it. Great people, great benefits, competitive pay.


Some internal competitiveness between specialist groups
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Diversity & Inclusion at Cisco Systems

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Cisco, we intentionally cultivate an inclusive and diverse work environment where employees can thrive and innovate, and Cisco can win.


Inclusive Communities

Over 30,000 of our employees around the globe participate in our Employee Resource Groups, called Inclusive Communities. Our 28 Inclusive Communities encourage employees to network, develop leadership skills, serve as change agents, and learn to be informed allies to various cultures and perspectives.


Progress and Commitments  

  • Our Executive Leadership Team is now 42% women. From f

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Cisco Systems Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online35%
Campus Recruiting29%
Employee Referral17%

  1. Internship Interview

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    Easy Interview

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (United States)


    Interview was on-campus and it was mainly the standard behavioral questions. Was called for an interview after college career fair. Taken by two engineers
    Some questions:
    Tell us about yourself?
    Troubleshooting experience?


    What do you know about cisco and products? Experience working in a team environment?

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Cisco Systems Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2012
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2010
  • National Top 50 Green CompaniesGreen Power Partnership2010

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People Also Ask about Cisco Systems

Employees rate Cisco Systems 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 29,093 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2022, Cisco Systems employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Cisco Systems, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Cisco Systems and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 89 of employees would recommend working at Cisco Systems to a friend. This is based on 25,647 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

69 of job seekers rate their interview experience at Cisco Systems as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Cisco Systems.

77 of employees think that Cisco Systems has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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