Cisco's recruiter pestering for my salary and other offers

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It's been 2 months in since I started with phone screen and recruiter is very slow in responding and taking about 3 weeks for each next step, so far 2 phone screens and one on-site in last two months. During the on-site, the lead engineer saying " you are open in the market for long time as I first did phone screen few months ago" !!. The comment looks like to me a sarcastic but I just kept quiet.. after 3 weeks, recruiters sending me emails about current TC details are necessary to move forward.

I said, the current TC is not relevant since the job role I am interviewing is different in skills and responsibilities. After couple of days, recruiter came back to me and asking, do you have any current offers and please let me know full details to move forward.
These recruiters seems to be very unethical and trying to cheat unsuspecting job seekers to be taken advantage of. These recruiters seems to be "shopping around" for cheaper job seekers and insisting on numbers.
This particular recruiter is from 3rd party from RANDSTAND NORTH AMERICA.
Is this common behavior among Cisco recruiters ?

Reading about on Quora:
https://www.quora.com/Should-you-inflate-your-current-salary-if-asked-about-it-in-an-interview-if-salary-is-key-to-you-taking-the-new-job-Is-it-ever-good-to-just-say-that-s-confidential-and-refuse-to-answer

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  • Cisco ABGslayer
    Don’t work here, it sucks
    Feb 21 3
    • Cisco YEXq25
      I disagree. Cisco is a great place to work.
      Feb 22
    • Cisco dIUQ11
      I love my job here.
      Feb 22
    • Cisco / Sales txrxmx
      If you think it sucks, you may want to change positions. Working at Cisco is amazing!
      Apr 11
  • Cisco lolcoder
    @OP just FYI, get the fuck away from Cisco.
    Overall morale is down
    Engineering quality is horrible
    No respect in tech circle
    Comp.is Peanuts 🥜

    Unless you have some factors pushing you to get a job, get one at a different company
    Feb 22 2
    • Cisco YEXq25
      It sounds like you needed to brush up on your negotiation skills. My comp is good, Cisco stock is through the roof, education is practically limitless, and I not only respect my leadership, but I actually like them.
      Feb 22
    • Cisco lolcoder
      Well , honestly my comp is in 90th percentile for my band , but that's still lower than elsewhere.

      The rest, I'll stick to what I said.
      Curious, which BU/ team
      Feb 22
  • Intel bittie
    Is this job in CA? Because that’s illegal to ask
    Feb 21 0
  • Cisco aztG43
    Cisco is nickel and diming all engineers, how else can they afford to pay upper management and execs.
    Feb 21 1
    • Wipro
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      Agreed. Cisco’s recruiters are bargain hunters
      Feb 21
  • Juniper allihn
    If it's 3rd party then they probably want to know how much you will cost them because they have to charge a percentage on top of that to Cisco. Also what some companies do is agree to work with 3rd parties, but don't decide whether to give them the account until they land the candidate. Hence the aggressiveness. But if they have turned to a 3rd party then the role has probably been open for a while or else they would've left it to the in-house people. Always try to get hired directly to avoid this headache.
    Feb 21 0
  • New MITFtw
    Turn them down and move on! If their recruitment process is a nightmare, imagine working there.
    Feb 21 0
  • Intel gWTY40
    It is illegal in California to ask for your current salary
    Feb 21 0
  • Cisco ex2.19
    Tell them you’re moving to California and even asking that question is illegal.
    Feb 22 0
  • Anthem bonog
    Why the f lead engineer needs to know about how long you are in the market? Ridiculous
    Feb 21 0
  • Intel notpor
    Recruiters are middle men who don’t know much. All they care about is commission end of the day. Wish there was some basic qualification to be. A recruiter. Every Tom dick and Harry is a recruiter who cannot even answer basic questions about the job R&R
    Feb 21 0
  • Uber LpKD74
    Doesn't recruit get like 1 month of the yearly salary of the employee they place?
    Feb 21 3
    • Cisco Ciscoooooo
      Huh? It’s normally WAY more than that. Try 6-8 months or more
      Feb 22
    • Cisco lolcoder
      Wow, time to move to recruiting
      Feb 22
    • Cisco Ciscoooooo
      I’m talking about contracting companies
      Feb 22
  • Microsoft lekhi
    Say no
    Feb 21 0
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    welpppmore
    Yeup, I had super shitty exp with Cisco. Not surprised by your post. I’d say you dodged a bullet too :)
    Feb 21 0
  • Facebook public2
    Rofl
    Feb 21 0