Offer Review

New / Eng cLJS76
Sep 12 30 Comments

Offer @ Cisco
Base: $120k
Stock: $45k
Bonus: 8%
Signon: $5k

Current @ Startup
Base: $96k

1.5 YOE

Just started interviewing for my next role and got an offer from Cisco. I also have technical phone interviews lined up in the next few weeks with Airbnb, Amazon, and Oracle... but I only have a week to accept the Cisco offer. Not sure if I should risk this offer and try to go for the other companies. Probably 30-40% confident I can pass the other interviews, but confident I can get into a mid staged startup as a last resort.

Anyone hear any good/bad things about Cisco?

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TOP 30 Comments
  • Microsoft .exe
    Why the time limit on cisco? You should probably ask for more time
    Sep 12 2
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      When the recruiter gave me the offer, I asked if they can extend the offer past the 7 days but he said that would be the limit :(
      Sep 12
    • Microsoft .exe
      In that case it might be best to accept but continue interviewing tbh. There's no reason tp limit yourself based on their constraints. That's the benefit of at will employment.
      Sep 12
  • Walmart QTFP86
    Pass it, not worth it, you are in good warm up time of preparation I believe, try more at other companies. Once you settled for this low offer, that will become your destiny. Cisco work culture is toooooo much laid back or literally no work at all, it will take you huge efforts to come out of Cisco mentality there after.
    Sep 12 1
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      😱
      Sep 12
  • Walmart tm sucks
    What location?
    Sep 12 7
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      Ahh really? Not a big fan of the sign-on bonus ... But I’m not sure if I can negotiate higher on this since I don’t have any other offers on hand. Personally pretty happy with everything else though!
      Sep 12
    • Walmart tm sucks
      I mean it's still good money and negotiating is difficult when you don't have other offers.

      But there are companies that pay more for almost 2 yoe
      Sep 12
    • Microsoft mjugcdrfxk
      Which team in Cisco?
      Sep 12
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      WebEx Contact Center
      Sep 12
    • Microsoft mjugcdrfxk
      Thanks! Offer seems good for YOE.
      Sep 12
  • Cisco luciferr
    Offer is low. Negotiate more
    Sep 12 0
  • Cisco xtpuxvuo
    Not good, I got 135k base, 100k rsu/4, 12% bonus. 1yoe
    Sep 12 3
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      Omg... Is this for Seattle? Did you have other offers to negotiate with?
      Sep 12
    • Microsoft mjugcdrfxk
      Seattle? Which team?
      Sep 12
    • Cisco xtpuxvuo
      No bay area. I got into Google too, but didn't have paper offer at the time.
      Sep 12
  • Goldman Sachs babachu
    Is Airbnb even hiring for junior roles?
    Sep 12 3
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      If I can pass all the interviews I think I’d be hired on as L3
      Sep 12
    • Goldman Sachs babachu
      Did you reach out to recruiters or applied online?
      Sep 12
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      Reached out to a recruiter
      Sep 12
  • Microsoft mjugcdrfxk
    Stock for 4 years?
    Sep 12 2
  • Walmart / Eng trapteen
    What's the vesting at Cisco? Seems like a lowball offer for Bay Area. Amazon, AIrBnb, Oracle would beat these offers.
    Sep 12 2
    • Deloitte / Product
      V.Y

      Deloitte Product

      BIO
      Hi There! How can I help?
      V.Ymore
      OP stated Seattle
      Sep 12
    • Walmart / Eng trapteen
      Even for Seattle.
      Sep 12
  • Deloitte / Product
    V.Y

    Deloitte Product

    BIO
    Hi There! How can I help?
    V.Ymore
    Which team? Meraki?
    Sep 12 1
    • New / Eng cLJS76
      OP
      WebEx Contact Center
      Sep 12