Read just a few stories on this blog, and you’ll notice that people love to work here. Whether it’s the people, the innovation, the giving back, or a combination of all of those and more, love is in the air.

Since February is a month of recognizing love – and this year, there’s a whole extra day for it! – it’s the perfect timing for employees to take to social media to tell the world why they love where they work.

Just to make it interesting, we’re adding a bit of the competitive flair by creating an employee contest.

Employees – we’re asking you to take a photo that helps communicate why you love working at Cisco. Post it on Instagram or Twitter, tell us why working at Cisco is awesome, and tag it #WeAreCisco and #LoveWhereYouWork. (Or, upload your entry into the Our Big Picture Mosaic with the hashtags in the description.) A panel of judges will pick the best ones – here are some examples of what we’ll be looking for:

Best Use of Photography Techniques
Best Sense of Humor
Best “Tugs My Heartstrings” Photo
Most Creative Backdrop/Scenery
Most Creative Prop
Best Representation of Our People Deal
Most Humanitarian
Best Executive Representation
Most Inclusive/Diverse
Best Use of Technology
Best In Show

Employees can enter multiple times, but can only win once!

The first 200 entries will receive a Cisco selfie-stick, for more picture taking fun at work. The winners in the above categories will get a Cisco t-shirt to wear proudly!

Only full-time Cisco employees are eligible to enter (full rules here), though anyone can search on Twitter or Instagram for both #LoveWhereYouWork and #WeAreCisco you’ll be able to see the love story unfold! Like and share your favorites!

Stay tuned for the winners in March! Meanwhile, here are some early examples.

LoveWhereYouWork example


LoveWhereYouWork example

LoveWhereYouWork example





Carmen Shirkey Collins

Social Media Manager

Talent Brand and Enablement Team, HR