GradAustralia surveyed 23 graduates working at Cisco. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 23 responses.
The culture, the focus on development and training, work flexibility.
Continual development support and backing.
Work life balance, flexibility, travel and the opportunity to define your role motivates you to work to your greatest potential
Lots of learning opportunities Flexible working environment
There's a huge network of support. The company encourages ideas and creativity to drive innovation regardless of how much experience you've had. The work is challenging and you are not treated as a 'coffee runner' - rather, you are treated as a true full time employee. The teams also encourage personal development and are fully supportive of training and rotations.
Always switched on
The need to self-motivate / something I undermined
Team is so large and distributed globally that we only get to all meet once a year - although we meet in Vegas
Not really a minus, but you will have to keep studying forever
The managers here are great. The spend fair amount of time with each employee (although there are a lot of employees), and they discuss their future with each and every employee. They always support employees if they have any concerns or issue.
Promotion possibilities are available to employees and it is up to your knowledge, drive, commitment, capabilities to make the move. Cisco is becoming more early in career focused so there's been no better time to work at Cisco than now with the range of jobs being made available.
Women in Engineering initiatives; in Australia, only 15% of Engineering graduates are female. My organization runs regular programs to provide support and encouragement for women working in a primarily male field.
Head office in North Sydney is about to move locations and receive a revamped employee working environment - will be a big improvement to current facilities! Customer briefing and demo rooms are incredible with state of the art technology showcasing what is possible!