Interviews are tricky because they can range from amazing experiences to downright horror stories. They make most people (even the interviewer) a little nervous, but they are one of the best ways to determine if you are a good fit for the team. This is also the best time to find out if the team is a good fit for you.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have an awesome experience every time? If the interview could be efficient, transparent, and organized? If there was great communication from start to finish?

These are exactly the qualities that people who have interviewed at Cisco use to describe their experience. 84% of candidates had either positive or neutral things to say about their interviews. That’s how we earned a spot on Glassdoor’s Top 10 Tech Companies for Interview Experience.

So what to people say on Glassdoor?

1) Cisco Interviews are thorough

“Interview panel was thorough and had great conversations on-site and via WebEx conferences. Could not be happier with the experience and ultimately chose Cisco!” – Human Resources Senior Manager

2) Cisco Interviewers are quality people

“Everyone in the hiring process was very professional, and I was very impressed with the quality of individuals at Cisco.” -Account Manager

3) Team fit is important

“Overall, it was a good experience and helped me understand the company better as a whole and what it would be like to work there.” –Global Marketing and Corporate Communications Analyst

4) Interviews are casual

“Interviews with managers were very causal, just having an every-day conversation. 2 team members had more team related and situational questions and also personality questions but were fairly easy as well.” -Intern

There are thousands of other comments on Glassdoor that you can check out. If you work for Cisco, you could even leave a review about your experience to help others!

Want to interview at Cisco? You’ve got to start by applying!


Andy Soluk

HR Project Specialist

Talent Brand