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Cisco: Careers Review

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Cisco Careers

Cisco is a global technology company based in San Jose, California. As of 2021, Cisco has over 75,000 employees, half of which are based in the U.S., while the rest are spread out over 115 countries. 

In 2021, Cisco generated a revenue of $49.8 billion through its broad portfolio.

Cisco develops and manufactures a range of products, such as networking, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and offers related services. 

Cisco as an Employer


Cisco has offices and divisions situated all over the globe.

  • 69% of employees are based in the U.S. and Canada
  • 14% of employees are based in Europe
  • 11% of employees are based in Asia Pacific
  • 2% of employees are based in Japan

Cisco, however, isn’t limiting its business to technology hot spots, dedicating 4% of its employees to countries and territories in emerging markets. 

Over the past few years, Cisco increased accommodation for remote work. The company went from 14% of employees working remotely to 75% of all employees working remotely two days a week.


Cisco prides itself on having a conscious culture. Employees and managers are encouraged to be self-aware of their environment and feel accountable and empowered to contribute to a work culture of growth and well-being. 

  • 27% of employees identify as women
  • 36% of employees are Asian
  • 5% of employees are Hispanic

Cisco’s employees rate the company’s inclusivity and diversity at 4.4 out of 5 on Glassdoor.

Also, Cisco has a high employee retention rate. Sixteen percent of employees have been at the company for less than a year, while 65% of the workforce has been with the company for a minimum of five years.

Cisco has six core principles that facilitate their conscious culture:

  • Take a bold step: Show leadership and courage when it comes to innovation
  • Give your best: Open your mind to new ideas from anywhere and everywhere
  • Give something of yourself: Show care and consideration to your colleagues, customers, communities, partners, and the world
  • Give your ego the day off: Make your point, then commit to what’s been agreed and deliver it with agility and pace
  • Take accountability: Check the data, but don’t let it slow down taking responsibility
  • Take difference to heart: Employees’ unique, personal differences are what make them so special


Employees at Cisco primarily specialize in engineering and information technology. Thousands more work in various roles such as:

  • Sales
  • Business development
  • Operations
  • Program and project management
  • Support
  • Marketing
  • Art and design

When it comes to higher education, Cisco welcomes a wide variety of technical and non-technical degrees including:

  • Computer science
  • Computational science
  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Business administration and management
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance


Over the past few years, Cisco was awarded multiple times for its innovations and work culture.

  • Ranked No. 1 on the “Gartner Supply Chain Top 25” in 2021
  • “Great Place to Work for Women” in 2019
  • Ranked No. 4 on Fortune Magazine’s “Great Places to Work” list in 2020
  • “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” in 2020
  • Ranked No. 7 on the “100 Most Sustainable Companies” by Barron in 2020


Cisco Systems has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 by current and former employees on Glassdoor, in addition to other corporate ratings:

  • 94% of employees approve of the CEO
  • 88% of employees would recommend working at Cisco to a friend
  • 75% of employees have a positive business outlook


Employment at Cisco comes with various perks and benefits, such as:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual bonuses
  • Employee stock purchase program up to 10% of salary
  • Employee discount programs
  • Health care coverage

Depending on office location, employees have additional perks including:

  • Health and fitness centers
  • Mind training for creativity
  • Fun Fund for team bonding
  • Mobile phone discount
  • Company social events

The perks and benefits that Cisco offers its employees are highly rated on Glassdoor:

  • 4.3 out of 5 for health insurance
  • 4.3 out of 5 for health care on-site
  • 4.2 out of 5 for 401(k) plan
  • 4.4 out of 5 for working from home
  • 4.9 out of 5 for military leave

Cisco Job Openings in Data

Cisco is looking to fill various positions related to data and data science, including:

  • Technical consulting engineer, data center ACI
  • Enterprise search, data scientist
  • Senior data scientist, market insights
  • Software engineer, big data
  • Senior QA data engineer
  • Cloud software engineer; data pipelines, Python, GO; Talos (remote)
  • Data engineering technical lead/senior data engineer
  • Data engineering architect
  • Cloud software engineer; data services, internet security; Talos (remote)
  • Data analyst

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