Cisco hiring process - worst ever

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Mentor Graphics, Palo Alto Networks
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Mar 19 10 Comments

Cisco seems to have the worst hiring process in my experience.
-> They provided good feedback from the interviews and said they had to close the req internally and will have a new req open soon which never happened for next 6 months
-> They had a new req opened later and phone interviewed. When asked for feedback they said the req was put on hold. What could be the reason for putting the req on hold suddenly?

Just wasted my time.

Have others experienced similar responses from Cisco?

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  • Cisco bitset
    Hiring is unfairly fair to be honest. Top companies too treat candidates like trash and have their own means of rejecting candidates when interviews go well. They lowball/down level candidates from low tier companies and play supply demand games. At times they ask unreasonably difficult and absurd question to weed out candidates for 1 year. Cisco does not such stupid policy. You can always apply for new role if you fail interview.
    Mar 20 0
  • Amazon Ilama
    I'm sorry for your experience, but honestly, what did you expect? It's Cisco
    Mar 19 0
  • Juniper / Eng
    u71ghty

    Juniper Eng

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    u71ghtymore
    Yes, they came to hire on-campus, interviewed, told I was selected for the next round, bam, after 3 months, reject.

    In those 3 months, I reached out to the recruiter >7 times and through various sources.
    Mar 19 4
    • Cisco Doohickey2
      Maybe you annoyed them to the point of rejecting you?
      Mar 19
    • Juniper / Eng
      u71ghty

      Juniper Eng

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      Software engineering intern, juniper networking. Software engineer, Tata Elxsi. Master's in Computer Engineering, San Jose State University. Computer Vision.
      u71ghtymore
      Maybe you should remove the "ooh" in your name :)
      Mar 20
    • Cisco Doohickey2
      Hah! Good one.
      Mar 20
    • Cisco gmann
      Ya..that was good one...
      Mar 20
  • Cisco / Eng S39892
    This is normal in Cisco.
    I have not seen the behavior you experienced atleast with external candidates.
    But, internal, yes, have seen it.
    They basically evaluate if they like the candidate, they try to open a req and go after the execs to approve budget
    If they already have someone in their mind, they do the same.
    There are chances of req getting rejected after interviewing.
    In your case, theres a chance that you may have interviewed by the end fo quarter. Budget usually expires by that time, so theres some kind of urgency the managers have in order to use up the budget
    Mar 19 0
  • Cisco / Product
    Truthdr9

    Cisco Product

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    Truthdr9more
    Agreed
    Mar 20 0
  • Cisco / Eng Intervie
    This is to be expected when you interview with lower tier companies such as Cisco.
    Mar 19 0