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FORTUNE Magazine has recognized Cisco as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For®" in 2017.
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Cisco was awarded ninth place on the list of Best Workplaces for Giving Back, published by Great Place to Work.
Cisco Ireland topped the list of Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland 2017, published by Great Place to Work.
Cisco is the “Best of the Best” Employer in Australia and New Zealand. Aon Hewitt conducted a survey of our employees and determined that we deliver an “exceptionally positive workplace experience” and “outstanding people practices.”
Cisco Czech Republic was named one of the twelve best employers in the Czech Republic by Aon Best Employers.
Cisco is number 4 on the list of Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe. These are companies that stand out for having a consistent, high-trust workplace culture across national borders.
Cisco Greater China was ranked 4th on Great Place to Work’s Best Companies to Work For in Greater China list.
Cisco Ireland received six place among large IT companies and in the 13th spot among all large companies.
Cisco Mexico was ranked in 5th place, improving three places from last year. This year we also received a special recognition in the area of credibility.
For the sixth year in a row, Cisco Portugal is in first place among mid-size companies. We’re also number one in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Cisco Switzerland is the number 2 best workplace in Switzerland among large companies, according to the Great Place to Work Institute. We have received the number 1 and 2 ranking many times in the past few years.
In the United Kingdom, Cisco is one the best large workplaces in 2016. We’re number 4, a jump from number 13 in 2015.
We’re number 18 in Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards naming the best places to work in the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom we received the American Express Best Flexible Working Initiative Award. We were recognized for our initiatives to give greater work flexibility and support work/life balance.
We were named one of the most LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Inclusive Places to Work for 2016 by the Human Rights Campaign.
We’re one of LinkedIn’s Top Attractors, a global list of companies that are the best in the world at attracting and keeping top talent, according to LinkedIn data.
Cisco is one of the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, according to U.S. Veterans magazine.
Cisco was ranked 9th on Thomson Reuters D&I Index, which lists the top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations globally.
In partnership with Great Place to Work, Fortune ranked Cisco 14th on their list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, an improvement from last year’s ranking.
Cisco was listed on Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility, which highlights our dedication to giving employees the freedom to connect and innovate everywhere.
Cisco Greater China was selected as a winner of the 2016 Excellence in Human Resource Management Strategy award by 51job Inc, a leading integrated human resources provider in China.
Cisco Dalian was ranked 1st in the Dalian Best Employer Award, awarded by the Dalian Human Resources & Social Security Bureau.
Cisco Chile is number three on the list of best workplaces in Chile and number one among IT companies.
In the Czech Republic we won the Best Employer award in the category of small and medium-sized businesses.
Cisco is one of the Best Workplaces in Latin America. We’re number 7 in the Multinational Companies category.
In the United Kingdom, Cisco is one the best large workplaces in 2015. We’re number 13, a jump from number 29 in 2014.
We’re number four in Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Companies of 2015, which recognizes organizations that are firing on all cylinders and have appeared on four or more Fortune lists last year.
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Steve Benvenuto, Senior Director Global Security Partner Sales, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.
The Cisco Conexión Employee Resource Organization was honored for being one of Latina Style Magazine's Top 15 Employee Resource Groups.
The Cisco HR Leadership Program and HR Leadership Cohort Program won three 2017 LEAD Awards for:
- Best Global/International Leadership Program
- Best Use of Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
- Best First Time Manager Program
Nirav Sheth, Senior Director Partner Solutions, Architectures and Engineering, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.
Casie Shimansky, Social Media Specialist for Talent Brand, was a 2017 Rising Star Winner for The Social Shake-Up's Movers and Shakers Awards.
Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, was a recipient of Diversity Journal’s 2017 Diversity Leader Award.
Rick Snyder, SVP Americas Partner Organization, was named to CRN's 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs.
Marc Surplus, Seniot Director Strategy, Planning and Programs, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.
Carmen Collins, Social Media Manager, won the Social Media Professional of the Year award at the 2016 PR People Awards by PR News.
John Brookbank, Operations Director, was named a 2016 Man of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for rallying his team, colleagues, and friends through a fundraising campaign.
Conrad Clemson, SVP and GM of Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, is one of the Most Innovative People in Multiscreen. According to CableFax magazine, Conrad is “a driving force behind the Cisco strategy to move video to the cloud.”
Edna Conway, our CSO for Global Value Chain, was named Chief Security Officer of the Year by the Info Security Products Guide.
Additionally, Edna received the Outstanding Contribution Award from The Open Group, an international standards body.
Edna was a Golden Bridge Awards Gold Winner for Executive of the Year. She was also named on the Best Women Professional of the Year category.
Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer, won Gold for Woman Executive of the Year – Information Technology Services.
Guillermo Diaz, Jr. was named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s HITEC Top 100 List for 20016-2017.
Mike Flannagan, VP Data and Analytics, is one of the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s 2016 Silicon Valley 50. The list honors Irish and Irish-American executives driving the most ground breaking work in technology.
Michelle Fleury, Sr. Director and Chief Data Protection Officer, was selected as the Gold Winner for Best Women Professional of the Year.
Ehrika Gladden, VP Market Strategy for EISG, was named to Savoy Magazine’s list of 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America.
Jonathan Hollenbeck, software engineer in the Learning organization won a 2016 Learning! Champion Award in the Rookie of the Year category.
Chris Jacobs, Director of Certifications and Delivery, was named Silver Winner in the 8th Annual 2016 Golden Bridge Awards for Program Professional Woman of the Year for her outstanding achievements as a leading female professional in the technology industry.
Dennis Jaramillo was chosen by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility to take part in the 2016 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Program.
Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM, Cisco Service Provider Business, was named Female Tech Pioneer of the Year at the Women in Comms Leading Lights Awards.
Yvette was also named a Cable Pioneer at the Internet and Television Expo (INTX). She’s also included in the CableFAX 100 list, “commemorating the cable industry’s most iconic power list.”
Fran Katsoudas, SVP and Chief People Officer, received a PBWC Industry Leader Award from the Professional Business Women of California: “In a world where work is changing faster than people, she is creating an agile, flexible and learning work environment for employees.”
Linn Kuo, from our Supply Chain Operations team, is on the list of Taiwan’s 40 Under 40 Women in Tech 2016.
Steve Martino, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, received the Gold award for People Influencing Information Security from the Info Security Products Guide.
Maria Medrano is on Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, honoring those who have achieved a high level of responsibility in their careers and contributed to the betterment of the region through community involvement.
Monique Morrow, CTO New Frontiers Engineering, was named a YWCA New York City Woman of Influence. She was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Inspirational Women in European Tech by Inspiring Fifty.
Laura Quintana, VP Corporate Affairs, was named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s HITEC Top 100 List for 2016-2017.
Rajeev Raman is one of the Top 50 VOD Professionals in North America, according to VOD Professional magazine.
Ileana Rivera, Senior Director of IT, was named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s HITEC Top 100 List for 2016-2017.
Hilton Romanski, Chief Strategy Officer, was presented the Visionary Award by All Star Code, a non-profit initiative for men of color in tech.
Drew Rosen, Director of Technical Support, won a 2016 Learning! Champion Award in the Innovator category, joining other champions who drive organizational performance through learning.
Kristine Snow, president of Cisco Capital, is one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley. Read the article “Women of Influence.”
John N. Stewart, SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer, was named the Gold Winner in Security/IT Department of the Year by Info Security Products Guide.
Ellie Ulrich is a Rising Star in Technology, an award that showcases the female pipeline in the UK, particularly women who are role models. Ellie manages the apprenticeship program for Cisco UK and Ireland.
Dr. Alison Vincent, CTO of Cisco UK International, is one of the Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering, a list compiled by the Daily Telegraph to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.
Karen Walker, our SVP and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), is number 5 on the list of Most Successful CMOs in the US, according to ExecRank. Karen earned this recognition for her role in “positioning Cisco’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, and growing demand for Cisco’s solutions globally.”
Debbi Wan, strategic sourcing manager of global manufacturing operations, is one of the young professionals recognized in the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program.
KC Wu, SVP Operations Architecture, is one of Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2016. The award honors the achievements of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals, and corporate executives.
Additionally, KC was honored at the YWCA Tribute to Women, which recognizes women who are role models for girls growing up in our community.
Greg Akers, SVP of Advanced Security Research and Government, was honored as a Disability Champion at Disability Matters 2015. Greg actively supports the empowerment of employees with disabilities, and he creates awareness of the unique perspectives they bring to the workplace.
Tunji Akintokun, Director of Global Virtual Sales, received the 2015 National Diversity Award for being a role model and in recognition for his mentoring and social initiatives on behalf of young people.
Akintokun has also been named by British GQ magazine as one of the 100 Most Connected Men in Britain. The award recognizes Britain's best collaborators and thought-leaders creating the connected world.
Trina Alexson, service delivery director for Cisco Canada, won the 2015 Leadership Excellence Award in the Diversity Champion category from Women in Communications and Technology.
Esme Barriga, Cisco Services program manager, was chosen by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) to take part in the 2015 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Program (YHCA).
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, VP and GM of Learning@Cisco, was named a Female Executive of the Year at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Edna Conway, Sr. Director Supply Chain Security, won the Supply Chain Security Pros to Know Award, which recognizes executives delivering solutions that meet the challenges of the future.
Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP and Chief Information Officer, received the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s Estrella Award. The award recognizes Hispanic leaders in technology who have made the greatest impact in addressing diversity in technology.
Rebecca Jacoby, our SVP and Chief of Operations, was inducted into CIO magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame. The honor is given to chief information officers who show creative vision and practical leadership. Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated at the CIO 100 Symposium in August.
Monique Morrow, CTO of Services, appeared on the cover of Connected World. The magazine publishes the WoM2M list, which identifies the most accomplished women in technology. Read "Women of Tech Prevail".
Morrow was recognized at the 2015 European Ada Awards for spearheading an Internet of Women movement as an opportunity for women worldwide to collectively shape the future of the Internet.
Morrow was also named in the Top 10 Influential Women in Europe by Think Progress.
Danffer Ni, VP and GM of the Partner Organization in Greater China, received the 2015 Channel Star of the Year award from Computer Business Information.
Sujata Ramamoorthy, director, Global Information Security, won the Gold Award for InfoSec Metrics Results at the Women in Business World Awards.
Ileana Rivera was named to the top 100 Influention and Notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology industry.
Patrick Shao, managing director of Cisco Partner Business Organization of Greater China, was named "Channel Star of the Year" by Computer Business Information in China.
John Stewart, SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer, received the award for Excellence in the Field of Information Security at the RSA Conference. He was recognized for “helping elevate awareness across the industry of the importance of trust, accountability and transparency from IT vendors.”
John also received the Compass Award for excellence, achievement, and leadership security.
He was named Chief Security Officer of the Year at the Golden Bridge Awards' Business and Innovation Awards event.
John was also recognized at the International Business Awards ("The Stevies"). He was named an Executive of the Year (Bronze winner) in Computer Hardware and Software.
Manjula Talreja, Vice President, Global Cloud Business Development was included as one of the "Top Tech Minorities" in Cablefax’s Most Influential Minorities 2015 list.
Five women from Cisco will be recognized at the YWCA Silicon Valley's 2015 Tribute to Women Awards in May. They were selected for their outstanding leadership qualities and the substantial impact they have had on the company relative to its growth, profitability and innovation.
Our people make amazing things happen every day.
The Wireless Power Transfer project, in which Cisco was a key contributor, was awarded a Bronze Medal for special recognition in Green Tech at the R&D 100 Conference.
Cisco DNA innovations won Best of Interop awards in four categories:
SC Magazine named Cisco as its Best Security Company for 2016, as part of their annual awards to companies that are “difference makers, innovators and those who are leading change in the field of cybersecurity through their individual and team efforts.” The magazine also selected us for the Best NAC Solution award.
Golden Bridge Awards: Information Technology Project/Team of the Year- Silver: Cisco GSE IT Resiliency team.
Golden Bridge Awards: International Business Team of the Year- Gold: Cisco GSE IT Resiliency team
Our Security and Trust Organization was awarded the Global Excellence Award for Security Organization of the Year.
Cisco was awarded multiple Human Capital Management Excellence Awards by Brandon Hall Group.
In the Excellence in Learning category, Cisco won for:
Additionally, Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group won three Gold Awards for their work on the Innovate Everywhere Challenge:
According to the IT Brand Pulse survey, we’re Brand Leader in multiple categories and subcategories:
Cisco IT China won a 2016 Stevie Award for Innovative Management in Technology Industries for our IT Digitization, DevOps Self Service.
Stevie Awards: Information Technology Team of the Year- Bronze: WebEx IT Operations, Global Support Experience.
Stevie Awards: Information Technology Team of the Year- Silver: Cisco IT Resiliency Information Technology Team
Our Cisco Capital organization won the Best Global Captive Technology Finance Team award for its lifecycle financing program.
Cisco won Best of Interop 2015 in three categories:
Our Cisco Digital Learning Platform received Platinum honors in the category of Best New Technology Implementation form the LearnX Foundation.
Our Application Centric Infrastructure is the Best Next Generation Data Center Networking Architecture according to Sing Tao Daily Square Editor’s Choice 2015.
In the Channel Middle East awards we won the Data Center Networking Vendor of the Year award, defeating some tough competition. We were recognized for our impressive roster of data center customers in the region, including the first service provider in the world to deploy our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) data center.
Additionally, we are the winner of ITP Channel Middle East's Partner Excellence Award in the Enterprise Networking Vendor category. Our successes in government, healthcare, and education won high marks in a competitive field.
Cisco products received two honors at the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2015. Our Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches received an award in the Networking: Enterprise LAN category, and our FirePOWER NGIPS products in the Security IDS/IPS category.
According to IT Brand Pulse, we’re the Innovation Leader in several categories and subcategories:
The Global Telecom Business Summit and Innovation Awards highlight solutions created by telecom vendors and operators working together.
Cisco and XL Axiata jointly won the Network Infrastructure Innovation award for transforming mobile service delivery in Indonesia. Cisco, out partner Telindus, and Aspider-NGI won the award for Business Service Innovation.
The Info Security Products Guide gave two Global Excellence awards to Cisco:
We are the first IT company to win the International Olympic Committee (IOC) award. The award recognizes the importance of Cisco networking and collaboration technologies and the connections we are making in the country.
The Software Platforms Group received three awards recognizing our smart services solutions and Automation & Analytics platform. In the 2015 IoT Evolution Awards. Cisco's Connected Analytics for Events solution, Cisco Patient Connect, powered by the Cisco Interactive Experience Platform and Cisco's Smart Net Total Care.
Cisco won three major awards at the Network Middle East Innovation Awards 2015:
The Economic Observer, a prominent financial publication in China, gave us the award for Outstanding Enterprise of Innovation Leader.
Cisco received the SDN Technology Innovation Award from People’s Post and Telecommunications, one of the most influential media outlets covering the telecommunications market in China.
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Cisco Recognized for Excellence in Certified Technology Service and Support Program By J.D. Power for 10th Consecutive Year.
This is a milestone accomplishment no other company (in any industry) has ever achieved.
This distinction clearly demonstrates Cisco’s passion and commitment to delivering an exceptional support experience, and helping our customers succeed in today’s increasingly demanding and challenging world.
2016 Stevie Awards: Best Home/Welcome Page. The Cisco Support Website is Gold Winner for Best Home/Welcome Page because of its responsive design.
2016 Stevie Awards: Digital Support Excellence. Grand Stevie award for most judges’ points among all 2016 American Business Awards (ABA) winners. This is our third Grand Stevie in four years.
2016 Stevie Awards: Information Technology Department of the Year — Silver Award to Global Support Experience team.
2016 Stevie Awards: Integrated Mobile Experience: Together, the Cisco Support Website and Cisco Tech Support mobile app won a Silver Award for their cross-channel support.
2016 Stevie Awards: Best Business/Government App. The Cisco Tech Support mobile app won a Bronze Award for Best Business/Government App for mobile support.
2016 Stevie Awards: Customer Service Success - Technology Industries. For service logistics and operations best practice in the delivery of field services.
2016 Stevie Awards: Support Department of the Year — Bronze Award to Global Support Experience team.
2016 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service: Best Use of Technology in Sales. Cisco Global Virtual Sales Organization, Gold Winner.
2016 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service: Global Sales Team of the Year. Cisco Global Virtual Sales Organization, Gold Winner.
2016 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service: Innovation in Sales. Cisco Global Virtual Sales Organization, Gold Winner.
2016 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service: Virtual Technology Sales Enablement and Pre-sales Team of the Year. Cisco Global Virtual Sales Organization, Gold Winner.
Cisco Digital Support won two bronze Stevie Awards at the International Business Awards: Best Integrated Mobile Experience and Best Home/Welcome Page.
Additionally, Cisco Support and Services received the Grand Stevie Award, which is awarded to companies with the most judges’ points.
Cisco Services was awarded 4 STAR Awards in the following categories, bringing our total STAR Awards count to 30:
Cisco won the STAR Award for "Best Practices in Knowledge Management" from the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). We have now won the STAR Award 26 times, helping Cisco lead the TSIA Hall of Fame over companies that include EMC, HP, Oracle and SAP.
We are the Stevie Award Gold winner for 2015 in two categories: "Global Sales Team of the Year" and "Innovation in Sales." We're also the Silver winner in the "Best Use of Technology in Sales" category. And congratulations to John Donovan, our vice president of Global Virtual Sales, who is the Bronze winner in the category Worldwide Sales Executive of the Year.
The Cisco Support Community won the Web Marketing Association’s 2015 Technology Standard of Excellence Award this recognizes our outstanding Achievement in Web Development. The Cisco Support Community is honored to have received 12 awards in the last few years.
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The Corporate Engagement Awards recognize the best corporate partnerships, sponsorships and CSR programs.
We received silver awards for:
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. They gave us two Communicator Awards:
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) gave us a Gold Quill Award in the category of Communication Skills - Audio/Visual. We won the award for our introduction of Cisco 360, an innovative way to deliver Cisco news to employees.
Cisco is a Platinum Winner in four categories in the Hermes Creative Awards:
PR Daily’s Digital PR and Social Media Awards honored Cisco as the winner of Best Website for The Network. We also received honorable mentions in the Content Marketing/Brand Journalism category for The Network, and Best Digital and Social Media Activity Blog, in the Event category, for our documentary “The Detected.”
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) gave us a Gold Quill Award for Excellence in Digital Communications. We introduced an online tool that makes it easy for employees to select the medical plan that’s right for them.
We received IABC’s Gold Quill Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Communications for the work led by Jena Corda, Employee Communications Manager, in partnership with our Community Relations team, on a successful Global Hunger relief campaign.
The IABC also gave the Gold Quill award to Michael Lenz, Director of Brand Experience, and Mark Buchanan, Brand Language Program Lead, in recognition of Ten Tips for Better Writing, a widely used guide for writing in our new more natural voice.
We won a Golden Bridge Award for Communications/PR Team of the Year. Team members include Joie Healy, Mary Bradburne, Kirsten Chiala, Kati Dahm, Brittany Coletti, Stephanie Chan, and Alex Romano.
We won four Marketing Excellence awards:
These are most awards ever given by the IT Services Marketing Association to one company in a single year
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The Refugee First Response Center (RFRC) team was awarded the Aspirin Social Innovation Award by Bayer Foundations for their pioneering work and commitment to improving living conditions.
Cisco won the 2016 Most Responsible Enterprise of the Year award by China Newsweek Magazine for the Cisco Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program.
We received the Supply Chain Leadership Award for exemplary action and dedication in responding to climate change. We were recognized for making sure our suppliers have strong sustainability programs.
Cisco ranked number 33 on CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2015 list. The list is a buyer’s guide for the most responsible, sustainable and transparent companies.
In Canada, Cisco is one of the Top Foreign Corporate Citizens, according to Corporate Knights magazine.
We received the Corporate Energy Management award from the Association of Energy Engineers for our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
For the tenth year in a row, Cisco is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This annual review is based on our economic, social, and environmental performance.
We’re number 8 on Fortune’s Change the World list of companies making a positive social or environmental impact as part of their business strategy.
We won the 2015 Most Responsible Enterprise of the Year award at the Global Corporate Social Responsibility Forum in China.
The Ministry of Education, China, gave us the Most Valued Partner Award for our contribution to the development of education in China.
Cisco received the Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award for our use of Oracle products to reduce our environmental footprint while improving business efficiencies with green business practices.
The San Francisco Business Times ranked Cisco number 5 in the Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists of 2015.
Cisco took the number 2 spot in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s list of Top 10 Silicon Valley Corporate Philanthropists for 2015. Cisco contributed US$14.3 million to local charitable organizations and US$36.88 million worldwide.