Cisco Systems

IT & Software


#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Here’s how we do it.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)
Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.)

We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.

What Makes Cisco’s Culture Unique?

Culture is a specific way of life. We care deeply about a positive experience for all. 

We are self-aware of ourselves and our environment. We feel accountableand empowered to contribute to a culture where everyone thrivesand where we intentionally seek out, learn, understand, and appreciatewho - and what - surrounds us. That’s what a Conscious Culture is all about.

Why You Will Love Working for Cisco

Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more relevant than ever before in our lives. Our employees' revolutionary ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, smart cars, and everyday devices in our homes. Here, that means you’ll take creative ideas from the drawing board to powerful solutions that have real world impact. You’ll interface with Cisco leaders, partner with experienced mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. Our company is transforming from being a traditional networking company, selling routers and switches, to building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work.

Cisco was named #1 on the World's Best Workplaces list for the second year in a row by Great Places to Work and Fortune Magazines!

Read more about our Concious Culture here.

Our values, our culture

At Cisco we're all about give and take

Give your best

Show that desire to be at your best, connect with others to share quickly with whoever needs it; open your mind to ideas from everywhere and anywhere - and use them to build on the possibilities to pour a little drop of love into our customers’ worlds.

Give your ego the day off

It’s the best solution our customers need, not the best-protected Cisco turf, so support that solution, whatever the background of the person or team who came up with it. Have the debate and have a backbone. Make your point, then commit to what’s been agreed and deliver it with agility and pace.

Give something of yourself

A simple smile or “hi” every day is worth its weight in gold, so don’t hide it away. Show care and consideration to your colleagues, our customers, our communities, our partners and the world we all share. Be worthy of trust. Be an inspiration. Be delightful to everyone. Even if you don’t like them.

Take accountability

Whatever comes your way, understand it and be personally accountable for its success. Assume the answer’s “yes” and that you don’t need to wait in line for permission. Check the data but don’t let that slow down taking responsibility. And ... deliver.

Take difference to heart

We become bigger as individuals and more powerful as a collective when we respect and value what makes us so special - our unique, personal differences. Inclusion will always beat exclusion.

Take a bold step

Whatever your position, show leadership and courage when it comes to innovating and disrupting. If it doesn’t feel safe, be secure in the knowledge that shooting for the stars will always be a part of who we are. Together we can figure out how to get there so let’s dream big.