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Life at Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple-haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers, and we are doers. #WeAreCisco.

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Where we work

  • Bangalore, India
  • Dalian, China
  • San Jose, CA - Headquarters
  • Raleigh, NC - Research Triangle Park
  • Krakow, Poland


What is Operations?

The Operations organization plays a key role in Cisco's success and is focused on simplifying our operational strategy as we move into the digital era. We offer a collaborate and innovate environment, in which teams help to improve productivity throughout the company. We're composed of many different business organizations such as Customer Partner Services, Customer Success Transformation, Employee Services, Operations Architecture, Procurement, and Strategy & Planning. As you work within these orgs, you'll get the unique opportunity to see how Cisco aligns it's business practices to obtain the highest level of efficiency possible. This cross-functional opportunity provides high-visibility into the many industry-wide challenges we're solving all around the world.


How we work

Our Operations university program is specifically designed for interns who are pursuing their Bachelor's/ Master's degree and full-time new graduates.

As a participant, you'll be involved in an array of activities from finance, customer and partner success to agile development. You'll be able to see first-hand how Cisco conducts its business. And as an intern or new graduate, you'll get to opportunity to work in areas such as data science/analytics, compensation and stock, or partnering across business groups to create a more streamlined efficiency processes. Our Operations internship is a 12 week program which wraps up with a summer showcase, where you'll be able to present your suitcase project to your peers and leadership team.


How we live

Culture and community is part of our Cisco DNA. We're committed to creating an exciting, fun, and diverse culture for our employees. As you join our program, you'll be assigned a buddy who serves as a mentor to help answer your questions and to ensure your summer experience goes smooth.

Looking to have some fun outside of work? We're big on volunteer events and social gatherings!

"I’ve had the unique opportunity of seeing how Cisco conducts enterprise business on a global scale, which is invaluable experience you can’t get anywhere else."

Sunjeev D.

Business Analyst