Cisco New Grad Offer - Masters, San Jose

Cisco / Eng
amberflame

Cisco Eng

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Intel Corporation, Uber
amberflamemore
Sep 14 42 Comments

Hey Blind community,
I've gotten an offer from Cisco for 2020 as G6.
Base: 125k, bonus 5%, relocation 10k.
No RSUs or sign on bonus.

Is there any room for negotiation? If yes, any tips to negotiate?

I'm interviewing with a few other companies, but no other offers yet. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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TOP 42 Comments
  • Amazon / Mgmt wkwj
    Avoid Cisco
    Sep 15 5
    • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
      Avoid listening to idiots like this 😀
      Sep 15
    • Amazon / Mgmt ready2ret
      Hi HR
      Sep 15
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
      Don’t listen to the fkrs who shit in the plate they eat. If you don’t like it here then GTFO. Oh wait, you can’t get a job anywhere else 😀
      Sep 17
    • Cisco / Eng
      🏋️‍♂️ 👨‍💻💤🔄

      Cisco Eng

      BIO
      I am the tech bro.
      🏋️‍♂️ 👨‍💻💤🔄more
      Lol ur probably the dumbest person I’ve talked to at Cisco. You’ll fit in there great. Keep sipping the Koolaid
      Sep 17
  • Verizon Media mtvguy
    Try to get a better company!
    Sep 15 2
    • Verizon Media mtvguy
      You still have time before 2020, grind LeetCode, apply hard, leverage connections, reach out to recruiters.
      Sep 15
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Will definitely keep at it, thank you so much!
      Sep 15
  • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
    You should try to negotiate for RSUs and signing bonus. SPNS has good interesting projects(they build routers for the internet core and edge).
    Sep 15 4
    • Amazon / Mgmt ready2ret
      That BU has been doing layoffs left and right
      Sep 15
    • Cisco oiukbhfcr
      No it hasn’t management dude lmao
      Sep 15
    • New / Consultant Cisco!
      Layoffs is everywhere.. As a fresh MS hiring candidate you dont need to worry about it. Just stick with your interest and compare with all options in hand.
      Sep 15
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Thanks for all your inputs, I feel better about joining SPNS now. Thanks! :)
      Sep 16
  • Cisco blie
    Just express your concern to hr. Cisco is great place to learn and grow with that money will follow. And if your growth is stuck but you are working your ass-off then change.
    Sep 18 1
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Thanks for the advice!
      Sep 19
  • Cisco / Eng tcOrGtfo🤫
    Correction - It is G6 and not L6. G6 is entry level Masters position, and yes what you got is standard offer for G6
    Sep 15 0
  • Juniper Pliny Jr
    Just ask for RSUs explaining that it's typical for such offers. They have the treasure chest so have them open it.
    Sep 15 0
  • Google / Eng hurtingTC
    Damn. Didn't know Cisco give 🥜 like this at Bay Area
    Sep 15 0
  • Cisco IFTL14
    I think your offer is decent for fresher. Not all companies give rsu in the beginning for fresher but if you perform well they might give you after an year.
    Sep 17 0
  • Walmart / Eng trapteen
    That's just 140k in Bay area annual tc. My offer from Walmart was $120k tc in Arkansas with very low col. And that was straight out of college in 2018.
    Sep 15 0
  • Cisco newgftg
    I have seen same base offered to all g6. For SF location it’s 130k. If you have competing offer you can negotiate on RSUs (It’s rare but you can get it). I hvnt seen sign on bonus for g6.
    Sep 14 4
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Okay thank you so much! Could you please tell me how much I could ask for in RSUs? Sorry I'm still very new to this.
      Sep 15
    • Cisco newgftg
      Try to fish out 75k over 4 yrs!
      Sep 15
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Perfect, thanks!
      Sep 16
    • Cisco / Eng quackchewy
      My new grad RSUs for G6 were nowhere near 75k lol, I think just a few years back they didn’t give RSUs for new grads at all so I would start more near 25k
      Sep 17
  • Spirent Communications / Legal
    rv78

    Spirent Communications Legal

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    Cisco, Amazon, Ericsson
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    Engineer
    rv78more
    If other companies matching or offering more than Cisco then its better to join there but not cisco...!!
    Sep 17 2
    • Cisco donaldduck
      Because Cisco buys ixia product and not spirent?😀
      Sep 17
    • Spirent Communications / Legal
      rv78

      Spirent Communications Legal

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      Cisco, Amazon, Ericsson
      BIO
      Engineer
      rv78more
      LOL, i don’t care now. I left Spirent long back. Now i am a cisco employee.😂
      Sep 17
  • Cisco 7oclock
    That's about what I'd expect for Cisco SJ BUs. Depending on what your specialty is, might make sense to transfer to another company after a year or two
    Sep 17 1
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Thanks for the inputs! :)
      Sep 19
  • Cisco / IT shdifigbrk
    You can definitely get a signing bonus. I think hiring managers have around $10k-$15k they can give without even having to ask anyone higher. Anything over that requires a bit more authorization but I’ve heard of people getting $20k.
    Sep 16 1
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      This would be great, I'll definitely try! Thank you :)
      Sep 16
  • Cisco / Eng lotusloca
    Bonus is 8% for G6?
    Sep 15 3
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Nope, 5%.
      Sep 15
    • Cisco / Eng tcOrGtfo🤫
      G6 is 8%, new grad are hired into a pseudo G6 aka Grade 62 which is G6 but hourly. Also lower bonus of 5%. In short Masters grad get screwed
      Sep 15
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Yeah you're right, it says Grade 62 :/
      Sep 15
  • New / Consultant Cisco!
    Negotiate on RSU or joining bonus. Roughly around 10-20k more depending on BU. Any particular BU?
    Sep 15 1
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Thanks will try, BU is SPNS, building 22!
      Sep 15
  • Yeah, try to fish out some RSUs from them. Even a startup would give you an equivalent base salary plus RSUs.
    Sep 14 1
    • Cisco / Eng
      amberflame

      Cisco Eng

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      Intel Corporation, Uber
      amberflamemore
      OP
      Thanks for the advice, will definitely try!
      Sep 15
  • Juniper lakerFan90
    Which group ?
    Sep 17 0

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