Spotlight on Tech: Cisco Canada

Describe your company and primary product(s) and/or service(s).

We are the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today.

Join us at Cisco Connect Vancouver on February 26, 2019, to discover what our technology can do for you. 

How many employees currently work at your company?

We have more than 70,000 employees worldwide, 1,700 across Canada, and roughly 200 in British Columbia.

Where are you located? 

Our Canadian headquarters is located in Toronto. Our western Canada head office is located in the west end of Vancouver.

Describe the culture at your company.

We believe in the power of diversity, inclusivity, and giving back. It is important that every single person in the organization is valued, heard, respected, empowered, and feels a true sense of belonging.

What does your leadership team (and company as a whole) do to support/grow that culture?

Our leadership, within Canada and globally, believe that our people come first. Employees have access to mental health resources, parental leave top-ups, RRSP matching, and other benefits – including an extra day off for our birthday!

When your employees talk about your company, what do they brag about?

  • Our people
  • Our culture
  • Our commitment to serving each other every single day! Cisco Canada truly gets its energy from its people!

Describe your most recent achievement/milestone as a company.

We were recently named a 2019 Top Employer in Canada and 2019 Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion. As with our other achievements, such as being named Theater of the Year for Cisco globally, we celebrate with the same passion we bring to our work. We go BIG!

Are you hiring? Why should a candidate apply to your company? What are the benefits of working for you?

We are hiring! We are leaders with vision, 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.

Who is the ideal employee for your company?

Someone who is passionate about making an impact and unafraid of being uncomfortable and confronting new challenges.

What is your company goal for the coming year?

To make a positive impact on our customers, partners and the communities in which we live!