Who we are

More than a traditional HR program, FLEX is a leadership development program under our People, Policy, and Purpose organization designed for upcoming talent to FIND their passion, LEAD their career, and EXPLORE the world of potential at Cisco. FLEX offers two full-time programs. Emerging Leaders is our program for recent graduates with their Bachelor’s degree or for candidates with equivalent work experience or skills. Rising Leaders is for those who have recently graduated with a Master’s or MBA degree. FLEX provides participants with high leadership visibility and the opportunity to lead change throughout Cisco as you prepare for your career.


There are internship opportunities for both programs.

Our values

At Cisco, we're the teams that power today's tech, while transforming the tech of tomorrow. Our culture allows for innovation, creativity – and the room to take risks all while bringing our full selves to work. We believe that without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward. Together, the FLEX program is dedicated to growing Cisco’s HR talent, leadership, and culture as we work towards powering an inclusive future for all.

FLEX has provided me with the perfect kickstart to my career. Rotating through various functions and teams while being a member of a community of driven colleagues has afforded me a great amount of professional growth & development.

Sarah P., HR Representative
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We Are Cisco

We connect everything. We innovate everywhere. We take bold steps to shape the technologies of tomorrow, making an impact for years to come.


From everyday devices to entertainment, retail, and education – we give our best, and if you’re into tech, chances are we’re the software, security, and hardware behind it. Smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals –that's us.


We take difference to heart and celebrate the diversity that fuels our innovation. Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. 


We don’t just dream it, we do it! Be you, with us.


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Benefits and perks to love

Cisconians work hard - and we reward hard. We go beyond the usual benefits with surprising extras we think you'll love.

Frequently asked questions

What does this team work on?

The FLEX program (formerly to HRUP and HRLP) include a series of three (or more) rotations within Cisco’s People & Communities (HR) teams. Participants are full-time employees that go through multiple rotations of high impact consulting roles that involve leadership visibility and the opportunity to lead change throughout our organizations. Interns work on individual assignments as well as a team project that culminates in a read-out to the People & Communities (P&C) Executive Leadership Team. They help to research, analyze, and propose creative solutions as active members of our teams. 

I've submitted a job application. What is the next step?

Thanks for applying! You should have received an email confirmation that your application has been received. We encourage you to explore our @WeAreCisco social media channels where we highlight employee photos and stories about working at Cisco.

Why should I sign up for job notifications?

Signing up for job notifications is a great way to receive customized job alerts that match your skills and areas of interest. Simply tell us a little bit about yourself, and you'll be added to our data base and begin to receive job notifications within 48 hours.

What skills do you need to have?

You're an innovative team player and risk taker who values diverse perspectives, curiosity and a passion for learning. You have the ability to analyze data and influence others. Your previous leadership experience demonstrates excellent time management, project management, problem solving, and communication skills.

What should I expect during the recruitment and interview process?

This process helps us get to know you, and for you to learn about our people, culture, and business. We'll evaluate your skills and experience against our current business needs. We'll ask you about your academic and work experience, and you can ask questions, too. Be prepared to tell about your achievements and the value you could bring to Cisco.

Is there someone at Cisco I can speak with?

If you have questions or issues with your application, the best way to stay in touch with us is to email web-help@cisco.com. Leave us a comment or question, and we'll do our best to get back to you.

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