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Cisco Culture and Values

  • Change the World
    • We're committed to technology innovation that connects us all. Our pride in community inspires us to give our time, knowledge, and solutions to create positive experiences that make the world a better place.
  • Focus Intensely on Customers
    • We make customers' challenges our own. We listen to where they want to go and help transform their business. We value in-depth customer relationships and deliver superior quality solutions.
  • Make Innovation Happen
    • We anticipate market transitions and chart a path of innovation leadership. We create relevant, meaningful solutions. We have the courage to take informed risks, simplify the complex, and pursue excellence.
  • Win Together
    • We work smart and collaborate effectively across teams to do extraordinary things. We're passionate about ensuring customers' and parff1tners' success and generating profitable growth for shareholders.
  • Respect and Care for Each Other
    • We work, grow, learn, and have fun together. We support and trust one another through change. We inspire each other, celebrate diversity of thought, encourage openness, and reward for team results.
  • Always Do the Right Thing
    • We're honest and straightforward in all our actions. We earn the trust and confidence of others. We say what needs to be said and hold ourselves accountable.

Commitment to Our Values

At Cisco, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices fall into the four categories outlined below. These practices are woven into our culture; they form the fabric of our day-to-day operations.
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Our Employees

We develop programs and policies to support our employees’ work-life integration, and provide a stimulating and inclusive work environment to foster their development.
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Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities

Cisco is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, Cisco provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This commitment includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company's on-line application system. Cisco has made extensive efforts to ensure that its on-line application system is accessible to individuals with disabilities. However, if an applicant is unable to fully access the Cisco's on-line application system, Cisco will provide a reasonable accommodation.

Applicants with disabilities may contact us at for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Please be sure to include a detailed description of your requested accommodation, your name and preferred method of contact. Cisco will make every effort to respond to your request within two (2) business days. This email alias is not for the general submissions of application materials. Application materials submitted through will not be considered. Cisco will not provide a response to inquiries made to that are not related to accessibility of the on-line application system by persons with disabilities.

Social Investments

We aim to build stronger and healthier global communities through our strategic social investments. We focus on education, economic development, basic human needs, and crisis relief efforts.
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The Environment

Our programs go beyond environmental compliance to focus on business operations, product innovation and design, and customer solutions. We develop products with minimal environmental impact and extend our technology to reduce environmental footprints globally.
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Sustainable Business Practices

Our goal is to deliver long-term value to our stakeholders by being responsive to their needs, treating others with respect, making our products and solutions accessible, and reporting on our progress annually.
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At Cisco we believe community belongs to everyone and connecting and collaborating with others is a key element of our culture. Making the world a smaller place through technology and using it to enhance life experiences is something we take seriously. While market transitions evolve and change over time, the components of our culture remain consistent. For these are our core values, the basis of all we do - and the spirit in which we do it - and are embraced with the intention of customer success and positively contributing to the world and others. Cisco employees are committed to giving back and volunteerism is a huge part of our culture. The numbers speak for themselves; since 2001, Cisco employees have logged more than 980,970 volunteer hours - a number which continues to increase year over year.