Why Cisco? What’s so great about working here? Why do people come in every day to innovate and change the world?

Let’s ask Cisco employees! Let’s even ask Cisco leaders!

Today kicks off an employee contest on Instagram (Follow us there!) It’s named (and tagged) #IChoseCisco. That way, employees can tell the world why they chose Cisco. Maybe it’ll inspire a new crop of talent to apply! The contest runs through August 13th. Full rules for employees here.

How does it work? It’s an employee-only contest to enter, but everyone can vote for their favorites with an Instagram like! (The more likes, the better chance that employee has to win the contest!) Employees: Post a photo on Instagram, use the hashtag #IChoseCisco and tag Life at Cisco on Instagram for a chance to win prizes. Everyone else: Follow the Instagram account, and like your favorites to help them out!

There are special white boards in some offices where you can write in your answer and Instagram your photo. For those around the world, there’s a PDF sheet to print out and use (but neither of these is a requirement – there are some creative people at Cisco who may chose to answer in out-of-the-box ways!)

Here’s a link to the (employee-accessible-only) rules and printable PDF.

And here are a few examples from a couple of folks you might recognize from our Executive Leadership Team, and some from our enthusiastic interns!

Chuck Robbins I Chose Cisco photo
New CEO Chuck Robbins says it’s because Cisco Rocks (and it does!)
Fran Katsoudas I Chose Cisco  photo
SVP of HR and Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas wants to change the world!
Ruba Borno I Chose Cisco photo
VP, Growth Initiatives and Chief of Staff to the CEO Ruba Borno wants to make things happen!
Cisco Intern I Chose Cisco photo
May, a Cisco employee, likes that she can be herself!
Intern Kayla I Chose Cisco
Intern Kayla (Instagrammer extrodinaire) likes the exposure to all levels in the organization!

Employees! Now go, post, and share to get likes. Have fun!


Carmen Shirkey Collins

Social Media Manager

Talent Brand and Enablement Team, HR