Recently, the Life at Cisco Instagram account (follow us!) asked employees to submit photos via Instagram (and a few other methods) to show us why they chose Cisco. (See the original blog post here.) Turns out, all employees needed was a white-board, a dry-erase pen, and a chance, and they were more than excited to tell us why “#IChoseCisco.”
There were originally supposed to be two winners – one decided by the Instagram community (by which photo got the most likes) and one decided by Cisco’s HR leadership. The thing is, we got so many great entries, that the HR leadership couldn’t pick just one! So we divided the entries into categories, and picked a winner from each! Each one will be notified via their method of entry and receive a $50 gift card.
If you’d like to take a look at ALL of the entries (they are truly all fantastic) we’ve compiled a Storify to show each entry.
The winner for the most Instagram likes (194!) is Eric Castro, IT Engineer for Cisco in San Jose, CA.
And the winners in each category are . . . . (envelope please.)
#IChoseCisco because . . . Cisco Cares About It’s Employees
Winner: Amy Cable, Careers Services Manager at Cisco in Austin, TX
#IChoseCisco because . . . Cisco Gives Back
Winner: Lohith M – Software Engineer at Cisco in Bangalore
#IChoseCisco because . . . Cisco Is Fun
Winner: Harshwardhan Rawoot, IT Engineer for Cisco in Bangalore
#IChoseCisco because . . . Cisco Encourages Individuality
Winner: Jyoti Sarin, IT Manager for Cisco in San Jose
#IChoseCisco because . . . Cisco Inspires Innovation
Winner: Irina Kirnos, Business Systems Analyst for Cisco in San Jose, CA
#IChoseCisco because . . . I Was Inspired by Others
Winners: Joanne Lim, Client Services Manager for Cisco; Jennifer Leow, Executive Assistant for Cisco; Geraldine Teo, Sales Business Development Manager for Cisco – all in Singapore
#IChoseCisco because . . . of Cisco’s People
Winner: Lim Hwa Choo, HR Manager for Cisco in Singapore
#IChoseCisco because . . . Cisco Fuels Adventure/Creativity
There was a TIE!
Winner 1: Jeremy Young, Network Engineer for Cisco in Raleigh, NC
Winner 2: Alexandra Visser, Business Operations Manager for Cisco in Amsterdam.