#WeAreCisco! Why do you #LoveWhereYouWork?

“Do you like where you work?”

“No, I LOVE where I work!”

This is the conversation you might encounter when you ask a Cisco employee about their job. Why do they love it so much?

Employees won’t just tell you, they’ll show you. If you follow the #WeAreCisco hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll see photos and social media posts where employees talk about the awesome culture at Cisco. Especially if you also look for the #LoveWhereYouWork hashtag.

In 2016, the @WeAreCisco team launched a contest to encourage more posts like this, and give employees another reason to love where they work. Over 1000 entries came during the month of love – February – and the themes became clear.

Why do employees love where they work? It’s the people – our teams are awesome and our colleagues are our friends. It’s the culture – where you can fail, but learn, and then succeeed. It’s the focus on giving back. And yes, it’s the cupcakes and cookies and pizza and, well, Cisconians like food. 🙂

Here are a few of last year’s photos, and you can see a more robust version by clicking through to the Storify with all of the finalists and winners.

Love Where You Work

Love Where You Work

Love Where You Work

The hashtag #LoveWhereYouWork carried on long after the contest ended, because it felt good to share Cisco’s culture with our networks.

With a new year and a new focus on Cisco’s People Deal – that “agreement” between Cisco and employees on what the company expects of them and what they can expect of Cisco – employees are once again being asked to share why they love being a part of the #WeAreCisco tribe, and why they #LoveWhereYouWork.

This year’s contest will be bigger, better, more fun (if that’s possible) with more entries from more global sites.

For employees reading this blog, you can click this link for all the rules, directions and incentives. (Internal link only)

For those of you that are reading this post and wondering what all the hub-bub is about when it comes to Cisco’s culture, now’s your chance to see for yourself directly from the networks of Cisconians. Follow along with the #WeAreCisco and #LoveWhereYouWork hashtags to see all the fun photo goodness. Winners will be announced here on this blog in March, and you’ll be able to see a few check-ins during the month of February to see how the contest is shaping up.

If you’d like to join in the Cisco fun, you can check out all of our openings here.


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  1. i really love what i’m doing

  2. I will be too happy to find a work in CISCO one day

  3. How many Cisco families have been impacted? People with children & mortgages

    Cisco Layoffs: 25,300

    2009 – 2,000
    2011 – 6,500
    2012 – 1,300
    2013 – 4,000
    2014 – 6,000
    2016 – 5,500

    • Whenever there’s a hard call that Cisco has to make as a business, Cisco makes sure that the people affected have all the assistance they need, and it’s never a decision made lightly. Cisco has a new initiative that is designed to make sure the employees are on a development path so that they can know what roles are needed for the future of technology and can grow with us.

  4. Yes Carmen! I have worked as an employee at Cisco since 2008 (and for several years as a contractor before that) and can honestly say that working with such talented, innovative, generous and caring people is what drives me to work hard in my job. Cisco also encourages its employees to focus on career development. You’ll notice that many of us have worked in numerous organizations and have held multiple job titles over the course of our careers here. Cisco Managers are always supportive of our career goals and movement within the company. Not to mention the amazing benefits, work/life balance and remote work flexibility that Cisco offers. And of course we know how to have FUN at every turn 😉