• Cisco ranked #1 in 2021 Australia’s Best WorkplacesTM List, large category by Great Place to Work®
  • This is the second year in a row in which Cisco has claimed the #1 spot, as deemed by employees.
  • Cisco’s purpose is to power an inclusive future for all. This includes supporting its employees with focus on hybrid work and flexibility, wellbeing, people and culture, and giving back.

4 August 2021 | Cisco has been named the #1 Best Workplaces in Australia by Great Place to Work® in the over 1,000 employee category for large organisations. Research and consulting firm Great Place to Work released its 2021 Best WorkplacesTM List today, conducted based on one of the world’s most comprehensive assessments of workplace culture.

The survey found that an overwhelming 93% of employees said taking everything into account, Cisco Australia is a Great Place to Work®. Cisco’s purpose is to power an inclusive future for all, leading the way in hybrid work with trust, flexibility, supporting wellbeing and enabling teams to succeed.

Cisco Australia & New Zealand Vice President, Ben Dawson, said, “We are thrilled to see Cisco recognised as the #1 Best Place to Work in Australia for the second consecutive year. It exemplifies that our people value and embrace our culture, which has been resilient through some of the most challenging experiences, both personally and professionally, that our community has ever faced.”

“Throughout these uncertain times we took decisive action to care for our people first, adapt our business and support communities in need. We responded to the needs of our employees – with their safety, health, financial stability, and mental wellbeing as our priority. We adapted our business and extended the support of our technology solutions to our customers and in our communities, empowering our employees to engage, be effective and drive impact.”

The survey considers employee feedback around why they think they work at the Best Place to Work. Here’s what Cisco employees said:

  • “Great people-centric CULTURE and allowing employees to bring their whole self to work! Very PROUD to tell those outside Cisco what a great place this is to work in. Amazing FLEXIBILITY to work the way that suits each employee’s circumstances.”
  • “The way cisco responded to COVID for safety of employees and wider communities across globe was phenomenal. I am proud to work for Cisco.”
  • “The energy, culture, people and the technology we use in the company is second to none.”

Mr Dawson said, “Our next task is clear – to make the best workplace, the best hybrid workplace. As the needs of our employees are evolving, so too is the role of the workplace. These needs and demands will be different going forward. The way we work will be hybrid, and largely determined by employees themselves.”

Employees are provided with five days TIME2Give leave for giving back in their communities, and opportunities to support employee resource organisations they are passionate about. More information can be found here.

General Manager of Great Place to Work® in Australia and New Zealand, Samantha Huddle, said, “Australia’s best workplaces have truly risen to the challenges of 2021. In an unprecedented year, the companies on our Australia Best Workplaces'” List for 2021 have excelled by putting their people first. It is an honour for Cisco to be recognised by their employees as an organisation that fosters respect, trust and fairness.”


Media Contacts:

Cori Moran
Head of PR & Communications
Cisco Australia and New Zealand

Adela Amanowicz
Public Relations Manager
Cisco Australia and New Zealand
aamanowi@cisco.com / 0402 090 434


Photos for media here

Spokespeople available:

  • Ben Dawson, Cisco Australia and New Zealand Vice President
  • James Comer, Cisco Australia and New Zealand Head of People and Communities



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About Great Place to Work .

Great Place to WorkÒ is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee—our research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Great Place to Work operates in more than 60 countries worldwide. For the past 25 years, we have captured the views of more than 100 million employees globally, helping organisations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance cultures. Through our certification programs, we recognise outstanding workplaces and produce annual Best WorkplaceTM Lists. Everything we do is driven by our mission: to build a better world by helping every organisation become a Great Place to Work For All by the year 2030.

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