Cisco helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. An integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships, working together to identify our customers' needs and provide solutions that fuel their success.
We have preserved this keen focus on solving business challenges since our founding in 1984. Len Bosack and wife Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices, but technological shortcomings did not allow such communication. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols, and as a result of solving their challenge, the multiprotocol router was born.
What do we value most? Our people, our technology, and changing the world — this is the #WeAreCisco story, and we’re just getting started.
Cisco didn’t just build the Internet. We keep building it. And while our technology helps to connect the unconnected and inspires the world — that’s not where our edge comes from. It comes from our people. We don’t just dream it, we do it every day at Cisco. And we’re doing it faster than ever before, in ways no one else can.
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 accountable and empowered to contribute to a culture where everyone thrives and where we intentionally seek out, learn, understand, and appreciate who - and what - surrounds us. That’s what a Conscious Culture is all about.
Why do our employees love working at Cisco? It's our PEOPLE! Each person brings their unrivaled talents and individuality to work as a team and make a difference. Are you ready to make an impact?
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 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.
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.
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.