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Cisco Makes Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” List 16 Years In A Row (#BestCos)

- January 17, 2013 - 11 Comments

In 1930, Henry Luce started Fortune magazine. In 1990, Cisco went public through an IPO. In 1995, John Chambers became CEO of Cisco. In 1998, Fortune started its “Best Companies to Work For” List. As a young company, Cisco was pleased to be on that first list in 1998.  We’re extra proud to have been on this prestigious list every year since its inception. For the 16th year in a row, Cisco is on Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” list. We came in at #42…so, we have some room for improvement, but, WOW: 16 YEARS IN A ROW!!

The 2013 list was initially released in an Apple iPad app and appears today online and will be in the February edition of the magazine.

“This is the most recognized and visible employee survey in the United States, both inside and outside Cisco, and placing on the list is beyond an honor,” says Kath Weslock, SVP and Chief HR Officer. “As we work on re-invigorating our culture and engaging with our employees, this award couldn’t be more important to us and speaks volumes about the true spirit of our employees.”

Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on its employees’ responses to the survey, which asks how they feel about their jobs, management’s credibility, camaraderie at the company, and other aspects of work. More than 2,000 randomly selected employees were surveyed for this year’s ranking.

Each day dedicated Cisco employees work hard to create innovative, exciting technology and serve customers by making their businesses better. Over our 23 years as a public company, this has been a great place for employees to make their mark on the world of technology…and while I personally hope we can continue on this prestigious list for years to come, our real benefit comes from knowing that we are changing the world for the better every day.

Congratulations to our fellow list-members and their great employees (including Google at #1!) and congratulations to all Cisco employees, partners and investors for working each and every day to make amazing things and experiences happen as we create new connections through our innovative technology.

I try to learn something new every day, so please share with us what makes your company great to work for in the comments section below.

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  1. Not surprising at all, John. Cisco is made up of amazing talented professionals, working for a company that really values its employees.

  2. Great Article.. yes it’s easy for those of us who live and breathe technology to be captivated by enabling the Internet of Everything and on working out the massive implications on the future of information technology.But Cisco makes it simple

  3. Yes Cisco would seem like the ultimate place. I know a not long ago they did layoffs and I knew of people in Orlando Florida that got affected. However I would imagine the knowlege someone would gain by working for this company and all the CCIE level people that you would arrest you self to.

  4. Good shared.

  5. Awesome

  6. John, thanks for posting! As I enter my 9th year as an employee at Cisco, I can honestly say that I've enjoyed every moment and opportunity. Cisco = great people, ideas and innovation :-) Deanna

  7. Uye.!

  8. Way to Go Cisco! Keep making the world smaller with your technology one day at a time.

  9. Why am I not Suprized???? I'm a SOUTH AFRICAN IT/Networking Student with a Dream & Goal of oneday working for CiSCO.... Congradulations to the Greenest Technnovative Empire.!!

  10. Cisco is really an exciting place to work ! I would say its synonym for innovation ! Every new day is exciting and learning experience ! Kudos to Cisco again !! :)

    • It is a good place to work I think ,maybe one day i will be a partner.