Hello world!

Welcome to the Life at Cisco blog. This is our “hello world” post, our inaugural post to tell you what you might come to expect from us.

Managed by the Talent Acquisition team at Cisco, the goal of the Life at Cisco blog is to show why working at Cisco is awesome.

Listen to outgoing CEO John Chambers, or incoming CEO Chuck Robbins speak about Cisco employees, and you’ll always hear one word. Family. That’s what we are, one big family. We work together. We play together. We build amazing things together. We change the world together.

We can be serious, we can be goofy and we can find a reason to celebrate just about anything, because we like cake. And cookies. And balloons. And lunches. And team events.

Most of all, we like changing the world. Connecting the unconnected. Those are big statements, but on this blog, we’ll drill down to the details on how we do that.

As we travel the world of Cisco employees, we’ll also try to give some tips and tricks for your career – at Cisco or elsewhere. We want everyone to find success and happiness in their job.

For current employees, we would love to engage with you and hear your stories in the comments. For the rest of the world, you’ll still enjoy the stories we post here. If it motivates you in any way to want to join the best darned team in the whole world, apply now.


Carmen Shirkey Collins

Social Media Manager

Talent Brand and Enablement Team, HR