When employees submitted entries into the #WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork contest back in February, one of the themes that came through was that they loved that they felt like they could be themselves.

So the #WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork contest is coming back, but this time with a #Maythe4th twist.

Vader DucksDuring a recent monthly all-employee meeting (the Cisco Beat), one employee bravely stood up during the “Ask the Execs Anything” sections, proudly proclaimed himself a Star Wars super-fan, and asked if Cisco would consider a company-wide #Maythe4th celebration. CEO Chuck Robbins said “absolutely” and thought that another Star Wars fan on the executive leadership team, Senior VP & GM, IoT and Applications, Rowan Trollope, would be the perfect “rebel” to lead the “alliance” to celebrate our geekery.

From April 25th (the next Cisco Beat) through May 4th, employees can post on Instagram and enter their photos that celebrate innovation and technology at Cisco (Come to the Spark Side!) or how women in tech at Cisco use their power for good (“You’re wrong, Leia. You have that power, too.”) Whatever Cisco Force employees want to post, it’ll be fun to see the entries! You can follow along using the three hashtags, #WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork and #Maythe4th.

For employees, you can see the full rules and how to enter here (internal site only.)

If you’re following the #WeAreCisco story on what it’s like to work at Cisco and the culture of the company, you’ll soon see it’s as great as dancing with Ewoks on Endor.

Because not only will the photos be on Instagram, but the #WeAreCisco team is partnering with the NASDAQ to highlight some of the best employee photos on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square! You can watch the Tower live on May the 4th to see who gets featured.

PLUS, one lucky winner will get to talk Star Wars geekdom and any other topic thorugh a virtual coffee with Rowan Trollope!

Don’t you wish you worked at Cisco? You can be you, with us! See job opportunities here!



Carmen Shirkey Collins

Social Media Manager

Talent Brand and Enablement Team, HR