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Cisco@25 Video: Maggie’s First and Last Job

January 22, 2010 - 15 Comments

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, Maggie Larson talks about her first job out of college in 1989 at Cisco.  She recently retired from Cisco.  So, Cisco was her first and last job.

She talks about what the work experience was like at Cisco in 1989 and how she was given a computer and email and had no idea what to do with them…as a desk phone and fax machine were all the work tools she needed…she thought.

More on Cisco’s 25th anniversary here.

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  1. Wow such a cool video. I really like this video. Thanks for sharing such a cool video.

  2. maggie, congratulations for your job

  3. Only one job in life and on a big multinacional enterprise, what a remarcable performance.

  4. Happy birthday Cisco. I wish you all the best!

  5. Working for same company is neither boring , nor surprising. As long as you love your work, and there is chance to learn and there is a good environment. Thing with IT companies is that - there is a lot of progress all the time , so that makes many people wonder if he or she is lagging behind.

  6. Congratulations,Cisco must be a very good company to work for to keep someone that happy to stay

  7. Nice job :)

  8. Nice article, thanks for the video and for sharing the work experience.

  9. Oh. This reminds me of the first time I saw a computer. It was in HS and the school could only afford to buy one computer. It was much much more expensive then.The day it arrived was a big day for us all. It was like some big dignitary had arrived. lol

  10. WOW! This is really amazing. It's really rare that a person more than 20 years in one company. You have my respect. This show how good it is to work by cicso.

  11. Inspiring or disheartening?It's certainly inspiring as to what a company like Cisco can accomplish and how far they can come in such a relatively short period of time.Also wonderful how a person can find themselves at a position at a promising young company, at such a young age, and in another relatively short period of time find themselves able to retire while most others still have decades of work ahead of them.What I can't help but find disheartening is how little I've accomplished in the past decade in comparison. I've been building my business for 13 years now, and I can hardly say I've made any significant impact on the world yet.We can't all be Cisco's"", but we can certainly keep trying. I know I will.Congratulations on the first 25 Cisco. Keep it up!"

  12. I don't know anyone who has only worked at one job in their life. Cisco must be a very good company to work for to keep someone that happy to stay. You all must miss Maggie!-Bob

  13. Hi Maggie - congratulations on your long career!

  14. Congratulations on the 25th anniversary. You guys (and girls) have come a long way, and I wish you all the best for the future.

  15. wow. its not too often when you can hear a story like that. my mother in law has been at First Data for around 25-30 years but its rare to go that long. Its almost expected in todays world to have 4-6 jobs throughout your career easily.