Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections--whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible--providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.


Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 71,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology. In addition to its products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services.


Cisco sells its products and services, both directly through its own sales force as well as through its channel partners, to large enterprises, commercial businesses, service providers, and consumers.


Cisco is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workplace Certified for 2019 and 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion Workplace Certified by Diversity.Social

Cisco is a Diverse and Inclusive Employer

At Cisco, we see inclusion as a bridge—a way to connect diverse perspectives. To spark new ideas, explore new possibilities, tap into the power of digital transformation, and inspire innovation.


We are inventing new ways to multiply the power of our people and developing innovative solutions to some of our most business-critical challenges and opportunities while expanding our commitment to fair pay and accelerating our diverse talent. We are investing in our emerging diverse leaders and creating new realms of inclusion through technology. Cisco is partnering across the globe to multiply our impact and taking a stand for social justice throughout our communities.

Pay Parity for All

Pay parity means our people are paid fairly across our global company.

Cisco UK Gender Pay Gap Report

Cisco’s philosophy seeks to understand pay differences among employees doing similar work and address where necessary.


Take a Stand for Social Justice

Benefiting everyone starts with fairness and equality.

Accelerating Diverse Talent

At Cisco, we believe that everyone plays a role in accelerating diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
Across our global company, we’ve driven broad improvements in overall representation that have resulted in the most diverse Cisco ever. Today, we have one of the most diverse executive leadership teams in our industry. And we’re just getting started.


-Introducing new tools and technologies to help us accurately map the talent market

-Creating job postings that attract highly qualified diverse candidates

-Expanding the diversity within our interview panels


Partnerships that Expand Our Impact

Our global Inclusion and Collaboration partners include:

-Anita Borg Grace Hopper Conferences
-Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
-Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)
-Out and Equal
-Simmons Leadership Conferences

Supplier Diversity

As a global company, we incorporate the many viewpoints from the companies and locations where we do business.


STEM @ Cisco

Cisco supports the STEM education and careers needed to build tomorrow’s workforce.

Corporate Social Responsibility

See how our people are helping to change the world.


Why Work at Cisco?

Cisco was named the #1 World’s Best Workplaces! Yes, for the second year in a row! We’ve always known it, now the rest of the world does too. From purposeful work that makes a global impact and gives back to a company culture that empowers an inclusive future for all where employees can ‘be you, with us’ – Cisconians have a lot to be proud of!


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