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Cisco Systems Overview

San Jose, CA (US)
10000+ employees
1984
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper Networks
#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.

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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

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    "Such a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Collaboration Customer Success Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Collaboration Customer Success Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
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    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Extremely supportive coworkers (the most helpful people I know)
    -The benefits are amazing - not just 401K/PTO/Health Insurance, but Cisco has so many continued learning events and resources, 5 days VTO (volunteer time off) to give back, employee resource organizations to get involved with, on site gym (with awesome classes) and healthcare facilities, plus a lot of on-site events to promote cross-collaboration with other groups.
    - The pay is amazing.
    - Very communicative and transparent with all changes/considerations. We have monthly All-Hands via Cisco TV where our CEO and much of the C-Suite are updating us on the latest happenings in the company.
    - Very supportive leadership in ensuring you are set up for success and continually helping you to identify and plan for future roles you may want to take on.

    Cons

    - The commute/traffic to RTP.
    - Like many large companies, there are a lot of old tools, processes, and systems that you have to use to do your job. They are working hard to consolidate them though!
    - Again, with many other large companies, lay offs can happen (but Cisco did put on an internal career fair the last time for those being displaced to try and refill open positions based on skillsets of those that were impacted.)

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent and working on improving employee experiences! Continue with the work on dealing with layoffs, the career fair was a great start!)

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Cisco Systems Interviews

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Sydney) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The process was long with a number of different stages. The assessment centre was nerve racking but, very much aligned to the role you're expected to do. The assessment centre includes a personal interview, test, presentation and role play. Once through the job I believe the associate program is absolutely second to none. Not many companies invest as much time, effort and money into early in career as Cisco does.

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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
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