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What we're proud of

Winning never gets old. Check out the many awards we’ve won for our people, innovation, and culture.

Workplace awards

Our people make amazing things happen every day.

We are honored to be named for the 22nd year in a row to the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list at number #6! - That’s a 42-point jump from our 2018 ranking. Cisco has been named to the list every year since the rankings began, and we are so appreciative of the employee feedback that has helped us get here!

2019 #1 on Poland's Best Workplaces with 500+ employees, by Great Place to Work!

2019 #2 on Asia’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work, up from #5 last year! 

2019 #4 Best Workplaces in Technology by Great Places to Work.

2019 #10 on The Just 100 Companies list by Forbes.

2019 #11 on The 70 Best Companies to Work for in the Bay Area by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

2019 #12 LinkedIn Top Companies in the US by LinkedIn, which celebrates the most sought-after places to work.

2018 #8 World's Best Workplaces globally by Great Place to Work, for continuous innovation and growth across country offices, fostering mentorship programs, and serving communities with technology. 

2018 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes' "The List" for most diverse companies in the US. 

2018 #1 on Best Workplaces in Italy for Medium Companies setting us apart from other companies in the Italian marketplace! 

2018 #5 Best Multinational Workplaces in the Netherlands by Great Place to Work..

2018 #1  Great Place to Work in Poland, for companies employing over 500 people! Surveys conducted among employees provide valuable insights on Cisco as an employer. 

2018 #1 Best Workplaces in Spain, showcasing how the People Deal is brought to Life with Moments that Matter!

2018 #31 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies, a list representing the companies where professionals most want to work across the U.S. 

2018 #23 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies, a list representing the companies where professionals most want to work in Germany. 

2018 #21 on Potentialpark's Best Employers in digital Talent Communications - Social Media!

We ranked 3rd on Fortune's 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, jumping up from No. 9 last year!

We scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, demonstrating Cisco as a best place to work for LGBT employees. 

Cisco was named a Military Friendly Silver Employer in 2018, demonstrating Cisco as a great employer for US veterans re-entering the civilian workforce. 

Cisco Singapore was ranked No. 2 on Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces Singapore for the third year an a row!

Working Mother and Avtar named Cisco to their list of 100 Best Companies for Women in India.

Cisco UKI was named a Barclay's Top 10 Employers Award from the NatWest British LGBT Awards. Additionally, the UKI PRIDE ERO was also a Top 10 LGBT+ Network Group.

Cisco was a Military Friendly Gold Employer in 2017, demonstrating Cisco as a great employer for US veterans re-entering the civilian workforce.

We scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, showing our commitment to being a best place to work for LGBT employees.

We were listed on the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Places to Work list by Diversity Best Practices.

Cisco was named a Best of the Best Top Disability-Friendly Company by DIVERSEability Magazine for our dedication to disability inclusion.

We were listed on the Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands 2017 list. Forbes values brands on their financial merits instead of consumer surveys, and Cisco ranked #9 among tech companies.

Cisco Hong Kong was certified as one of the 2017 Best Companies to Work For in Hong Kong.

Cisco was named the #3 Best Multinational Workplace in Europe by Great Place to Work.

We were also ranked #4 on Latin America's Best Multinational Workplaces, and ranked the #2 IT company.

Cisco UK was named to The Guardian's Top 300 Employers list, voted for by university students in the UK. Congratulations to the Early Career Network UK and University Relations team for driving this award!

Cisco UKI was also named a 2017 Top 10 Employer by the British LGBT Awards, highlighting Cisco UKI's inclusive work culture.

We were named #4 on Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25 list. We've been in the Top 10 for over 10 years, but this is the first time Cisco has been named in the Top 4!

We were listed on LinkedIn's 2017 Top Companies list. Top Companies is fueled by a combination of exclusive LinkedIn data like applications for jobs, company reach, member engagement, retention and an editorial lens. The data examined all of the 500M+ professionals on LinkedIn and is based entirely on the actions of jobseekers and professionals, highlighting those companies most sought-after today.

Cisco Portugal ranked #1 on Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces in Portugal for the 7th year in a row! Congratulations to Portugal for this amazing achievement.

Cisco Poland was listed as the #2 Best Workplace in Poland by Great Place to Work. This is the third year in a row that Cisco Poland has made the list.

Cisco Spain ranked #1 on Great Place to Work's Best Companies to Work for in Spain. This is the second year in a row that Cisco Spain topped the list!

Cisco Mexico was listed #2 Best Workplaces in Mexico by Great Place to Work, increasing their rank by 3 places from 2016. They were also the #1 IT company in Mexico.

Cisco ranked #13 on Money.com's Best Companies for Work-Life Balance.

Cisco was ranked #17 on Fortune's 25 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area.

For 20 consecutive years Cisco has been ranked on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list. As a result we have been recognized on the Legends list by Great Place to Work which only 11 other companies can claim.

Cisco was ranked #12 on Fortune's 30 Best Workplaces in Technology list.

We ranked 3rd on the Forbes World's Most Sustainable Companies 2017 list.

Cisco was awarded ninth place on the list of Best Workplaces for Giving Back, published by Great Place to Work.

Cisco Canada was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017.

Cisco Ireland topped the list of Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland 2017, published by Great Place to Work.

Cisco Italy topped the list of Best Medium Workplaces in Italy 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 Brazil was presented with the Digital Industry Leader Award at the Prêmio Líderes do Brasil by LIDE. This award recognizes the talent and commitment of Brazilian leaders to build a better and more competitive country.

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 Germany won two awards: number one best workplace and number one in IT.

Cisco India is number 20 out of 100 on the list of India’s Best Companies to Work For 2016.

Cisco Ireland received six place among large IT companies and in the 13th spot among all large companies.

Cisco Italy was named the number one best place to work among midsize companies for the third time.

Cisco is the number one Best Multinational in Latin America, according to the Great Place to Work Institute. Learn more.

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.

Cisco Poland was ranked the number one best place to work in Poland in 2016.

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 Spain is the number 1 best workplace in Spain among companies with 250 to 500 employees.

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.

For the 19th year in a row, we’re on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States. The Great Place to Work Institute conducted a survey of our employees on behalf of Fortune magazine. We were recognized as a leader in work/life programs. Learn more.

We are on the list of Best Workplaces for Millennials, according to Fortune magazine.

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.

We’re on Working Mother’s list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women.

According to Working Mother, we’re one of NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women.

Cisco is number 16 on the list of 50 Out Front Companies For Diverse Managers To Work.

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 Singapore ranked 2nd on Singapore’s Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work.

Cisco Canada was recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2016.

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 was listed on Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents 2016.

We were placed on the list of companies Most Admired for HR, published by Human Resource Executive Online.

Cisco Canada was named the No. 1 Best Employer in Canada out of 50 companies.

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.

We’re one of the Best Workplaces in Europe, number 10 in the Multinational Companies category.

Cisco is one of the Best Workplaces in Latin America. We’re number 7 in the Multinational Companies category.

Cisco Peru is the number six best place to work in Peru in 2015.

Cisco Singapore is the number 2 best company to work for in 2015.

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.

In 2015, we ranked number 26 on LinkedIn's competitive North American list, number 63 in EMEA, and number 40 in the United Kingdom, based on the billions of interactions from Linkedin's more than 380 million members.

We're number 15 among the 2015 World's Best Multinational Workplaces.

People awards

Our people make amazing things happen every day.

Ghazal Asif, Director Global Channel Sales was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.

Wendy Bahr, SVP Global Partner Organization, was named to CRN's 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. She was also a CRN 2017 Annual Report Card Winner.

Steve Benvenuto, Senior Director Global Security Partner Sales, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.

Jordi Botifull, President Latin America & SVP Americas, was named the Top Geography Leader for all of Latin America at Great Place to Work's global conference. Cisco as remained a Top 5 Great Place to Work in Latin America.

Scott Brown, SVP Global Virtual Sales and Customer Success, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.

Carmen Shirkey Collins, Social Media Manager, was named Grand Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association of Tampa Bay, as well as a Gold Stevie for Communications Professional of the Year by the American Business Awards for her work with the Talent Brand team.

Additionally, Carmen was awarded a 2017 Movers and Shakers Award by The Social Shake-up.

The Cisco Conexión Employee Resource Organization was honored for being one of Latina Style Magazine's Top 15 Employee Resource Groups.

Katty Coulson, Regional IT Lead for Americas, was named to the 2017 HITEC Top 50 list by Hispanic IT Executive Council.

Alison Gleeson, SVP Americas, was awarded the Above and Beyond Legacy Award by Diversity Best Practices. The award recognizes Alison for her dedication to promoting gender diversity in the workplace.

Julie Hens, VP Global Distribution Sales, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.

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

Shanthi Iyer, VP Information Technology, was named a 2017 Tribute to Women Honoree by YWCA Silicon Valley.

Yvette Kanouff, SVP and General Manager of Service Provider Business, was named a 2017 Tribute to Women Honoree by YWCA Silicon Valley.

Jill Larsen, SVP Human Resources, was named a 2017 Tribute to Women Honoree by YWCA Silicon Valley. by YWCA Silicon Valley.

Kristen Lee, Sourcing Manager, Executive Talent Acquisition, was named a 2017 Tribute to Women Honoree by YWCA Silicon Valley.

Denise Lombard, Director Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement Services, won a 2017 Women of Influence Award by Silicon Valley Business Journal. The Women of Influence list celebrates women leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors who make local Silicon Valley communities thrive.

Alexandra Lopez, VP and CPO, Global Procurement Services, was named Procurement Leader of the Year at the 2017 World Procurement Awards by Procurement Leaders.

Steve Martino, VP, Chief information Secuirty Officer, was named one of the 100 Chief Information Security Officers of 2017 by Hot Topics, in association with F5 Networks.

Susan McDonough, VP Strategy, Operations and Product Management, was named a 2017 Tribute to Women Honoree by YWCA Silicon Valley.

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.

Denny Trevett, VP Ecosystem Acceleration Group, was named to CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs.

Elizabeth Wood, High Touch Operations Manager, was named to Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 list by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The award honors the most active young professionals and philanthropists benefiting the Foundation's work.

Debbie Gross, Chief Executive Assistant to John Chambers, won the first ever Colleen Barret Award for Administrative Excellence in Silicon Valley.

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.

CIO Magazine named Lauren Cooney, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, one of the Most Influential Women in Open Source.

Lauren Cooney is also one of the Top 10 Cloud Evangelists, according to CloudNOW.

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.

Michele D. Guel, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect, is the winner of the Anita Borg Institute’s 2016 Leadership ABIE Award. The award recognizes women who connect, inspire and guide others.

Michele is also Cisco’s Woman of Vision.

Stuart Hall, Cisco Capital Lead for the UK and Ireland, is on Leasing Life's Power 50 List.

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.

Nina Lualdi is on the list of HITEC Latin America and Spain Awards.

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.

Morrow was awarded CloudNOW’s Top Women in Cloud Innovations, and was listed on CIO UK’s Top 100 Female CIOs.

Kate O’Keefe is one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People “for enabling huge companies to figure out the future, faster.”

Kate is also a Woman of Vision according to the Anita Borg Institute. 

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.

Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, was named to Diversity Global Magazine’s 25 Champions of Diversity in STEM.

She was also named to Savoy Magazine’s list of 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America.

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.

Allyson Corcoran, director, Operations of Cisco Technical Services, won an award in the Achievement category at the ARN Women in ICT Awards for her professional achievements. Read more.

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.

Yvette Kanouff was included as one of the "Top Women in Technology" in Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable 2015 list.

Yvette was also on the Cablefax 100 Digital Hot List for 2015.

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.

  • Liz Centoni, VP, Development Chief of Staff
  • Ana Corrales, SVP, Product Operations
  • Diane B.Gongaware, Sr. Director, Public Sector Partner Organization
  • Jie Xue, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Supply Chain Operations
  • Shweta Saraf, Software Engineering Manager

Technology awards

Our people make amazing things happen every day.

2019 Outstanding Talent Acquisition Team of the Year award by Recruiting Trends and Tech Talent

IoT Breakthrough recognized Cisco as the top Global IoT Cloud Company of the Year

Cisco was named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions. Cisco is positioned highest and furthest for its “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision” for meeting solutions.

Control Engineering awarded us a 2017 Engineers' Choice Award for our Industrial Ethernet 1000 Switch.

We were named the #1 Smart Cities Technology Supplier by Navigant Research. Cisco has been in the top leader quadrant for nearly 20 years, and we have now moved into the top position.

Cisco placed third on the 2017 IDC FinTech Rankings Enterprise Top 25, moving up from number five last year.

Cisco was awarded a coveted Best of the Best Red Dot Award for Spark Board.

Cisco Spark Board won the Best of Enterprise Connect Award by Enterprise Connect.

Team Space won a Best Use of Mobile Technology Award at HR.com's 2017 LEAD Awards.

myDevelopment Space won a Best Use of Learning Management System Award at HR.com's 2017 LEAD Awards.

Our Cisco Capital organization won the Best Global Captive Technology Finance Team award for its lifecycle financing program.

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:

  • Data Center Infrastructure—WLAN Controller and Access Points; Fiber Channel Network Monitoring; and Network Performance Monitoring
  • Software Defined Infrastructure—Virtual Firewall; Virtual Router/Network Access; and Virtual WAN Optimization
  • Ethernet, Networking and SDN—Ethernet Core Switches, Ethernet Top of Rack Switches; and SDN Enabled Switches

Control Engineering gave the Engineers’ Choice Award to Rockwell Automation for a product they OEM from us—the Statix 5100 wireless access point—in the Network Integration/Wireless Products category.

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:

  • Chief Security Officer of the Year (Gold Award) to John N. Stewart, our SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer
  • Security/IT Project of the Year (Silver Award) to Sujata Ramamoorthy, Director of Information Security, for her team’s execution of the Cisco Unified Security Metrics project

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:

  • Unified Communications Vendor of the Year – In recognition of the Cisco Service Exchange Platform, a US deployment in Kuwait, and Collaboration Meeting Rooms
  • Cloud Implementation of the Year – For innovative use of Cisco technology to deliver radiology services to remote areas
  • Networking Professional of the Year – To Wael Abdulal, Senior Manager of Collaboration

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.

Services awards

Our people make amazing things happen every day.

Cisco Services and the Global Partner Organization were awarded a Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) Star Award for Innovation in Expand Selling Products.

At the 2017 International Business Awards, Cisco Digital Support won Gold Stevie awards for the Command Line Interface (CLI) Device Analyzer and the Cisco.com Support Highlights carousel. They also won Silver Stevies for the Cisco Support Website home page and the Cisco Tech Support mobile app.

For the 8th straight year, Cisco Digital Support was named a Ten Best Web Support Sites of 2017 by The Association of Support Professionals.

Cisco Support Website won a Standard of Excellence Award by the Web Marketing Association. Since 2013, the Cisco Support Website has collected six WebAwards for B2B and technology excellence from the Web Marketing Association.

Cisco Services won 4 Stevie Awards at the American Business Awards for the Support Website, Technical Support mobile app, and automated support tools. Cisco Services has won 21 American Busines Awards since 2013, including two Grand Stevies for the most judges' points among thousands of submissions from businesses of all types.

Cisco's Technical Assistance Center was honored with two Gold Stevie Awards for "Charlotte" virtual assistant at the 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

Our Learning@Cisco team won a silver award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology for our Cisco Collaborative Knowledge Solution, from the Brandon Hall Group.

The team also won a Social Learning Award of Excellence from eLearning! magazine.

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 Stevie Awards represent the fantastic results and innovation of our Global Virtual Sales Team. Watch the video and see the photos.

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.

Our Smart Web Technology Group received the Ten Best Web Support Sites award from the Association of Support Professionals for the sixth year in a row. This award distinguishes the Cisco Support Website and Cisco Technical Support mobile app for best-in-class digital support.

Marketing awards

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Cisco was recognized in all of our global regions by Potential Park for Best Employers in digital Talent Communications - Social Media!

Cisco's Talent Brand Team won a 2017 North American Excellence Award for Employer Branding for the WeAreCisco Snapchat.

The Talent Brand Team was also recognized by Cablefax for their excellent use of Snapchat.

Cisco won 4 Gold Stevies at the 2017 American Business Awards in the following categories:
- Best User Experience for the Cisco Careers site
- Best User Interface for the Cisco Careers site
- Best Home/Welcome Page for the Cisco Careers site
- Best Use of Instagram for the @WeAreCisco Talent Brand Instagram Account

Cisco won 7 Silver Stevies at the 2017 American Business Awards in the following categories:
- Communications Team of the Year: Cisco Talent Brand Team
- Human Resources Team of the Year: Cisco Talent Brand Team
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year for WeAreCisco Snapchat for Employer Branding
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year for Country Digitization Acceleration
- Best Web Writing/Content for the Cisco Talent Brand Blog
- Best Home/Welcome Page for the Cisco.com Support Home Page
- Best Overall Web Design for the Cisco Careers site

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.

Cisco is a Platinum Winner in two categories in the Hermes Creative Awards:

  • Best Use of Social Media for Brand Journalism, for The Network,
  • Best Documentary, for our "True Stories of the Connected" video series

We won four Marketing Excellence awards:

  • Accelerating Growth with Account Based Marketing
  • Capitalizing on Marketing’s New Tools and Technologies
  • Delivering an Omnichannel Customer Experience
  • Driving Business with Thought Leadership

These are most awards ever given by the IT Services Marketing Association to one company in a single year

Cisco was named one of the Top 10 International Brands in Radio and TV Industry by China’s Hc360.com.

Corporate Social Responsibility awards

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2019, #2 on the 100 Most Sustainable Companies list by Barron's.

2019 #14 Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies by Corporate Knights.

2019 (January) A-List by CDP as a leading global business in environmental performance.

2018 (November) #13 Top 250 Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies by the Wall Street Journal.

2018 (August) FTSE4Good Index by FTSE Russell.

2018 (September) North American and World DJSI indices by RobecoSAM.

2019 (April) #1 overall for Best Enivronmental, Social and Governance Reporting by IR Magazine.

2019 (March) Climate Leadership Award: Greenhouse Gas Management Goal Achievement by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

2019 (March) Climate Leadership Award: Greenhouse Gas Management Goal Setting by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

2019 (March) Climate Leadership Award: Supply Chain Leadership by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR)

2019 (March) #6 Corporate Infromation Transparency Index (CITI) by Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)

2018 (March) recognized for supply chain sustainability leadership by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2019 (February) #7 Green Power Partnership: Top 30 Tech and Telecom by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2019 (February) #9 Green Power Partnership: National Top 100 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2019 (February) #7 Green Power Partnership: Fortune 500 Partners List by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2018 (December) #10 America's Most JUST Companies by Forbes/JUST Capital.

2018 (May) #3 Supply Chain Top 25 by Gartner.

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.

Cisco was recognized as the most ethical telecommunication company for the eighth year in a row by Ethisphere magazine in the World’s Most Ethical Companies Honorees.

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