People and Culture

April 28, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Careers, connections, and Cisco ANZ VETs network

By Emma Crome, success programs manager, Cisco. Emma is also the new lead of the Cisco VETS employee network for veteran enablement and troop support.  Careers After graduating high school I enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy as a Communications Information Systems (CIS) sailor, initially…

March 8, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Career diversity in IT – through MentorMe

One of Cisco’s flagship volunteering programs, MentorMe, matches female university students with a mentor in the technology industry within Cisco for over nine weeks. Meeting weekly, and sometimes more, the students also participate in weekly professional development sessions to hear from experts…

March 8, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

IWD: a look at leaders

Today marks international women’s day globally. We asked three of our senior leaders about their career histories, the challenges they experience, and what the day means for them. Karen Schuman I started my professional career in healthcare consulting, working with hospitals looking to digitise…

December 1, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

The power of a hairbrush

To all the parents juggling working from home while bringing up their kids and managing their education: you’re all superheroes. There’s one group at Cisco sharing what’s in their superhero toolkit amongst each other, and it started with an unexpected item – a hairbrush. The Special Kids Group: Parents…

November 30, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Leaning on your leaders in tough times

The last couple of years have been tough for many, especially as our personal and professional lives go through a tug of war to find the right balance. Working further apart physically has unexpectedly brought many of us closer through virtual, but more meaningful, connections. From seeing into your…

September 3, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Meet the myth-busting mentor on a mission

By Helena Ng, Technology Lead for Small and Midsize Business Sales, Cisco Australia, and New Zealand. I’ve been part of Cisco for 16 years. I was working as a wireless specialist engineer at a start-up, Airespace – which was then acquired by Cisco. I’ve also worked in solutions marketing, specialist…

August 4, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Cisco named Australia’s Best Workplace for the second year running

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…

July 28, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Lightbulb moments out of the Executive Shadowing program

Each year the Cisco Australia and New Zealand team runs the Executive Shadowing program. Open to all employees, the program partners employees with an executive, shadowing them in their role with a day in the life to learn along the way. It’s a great chance for employees to get exposure to different areas…

July 13, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Returning to work in a year unlike any other

Over the last 18 months, the notions of work/life integration have been under the microscope as we consider how best to transition to a safe, trusted and productive hybrid work model. We speak to one of the Cisco team, Sahar, who recently came back to work after taking a break last year. Hear what it has…