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Diversity at Cisco

9.2 rating for Diversity, based on 17 reviews
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
High-level of diversity WRT gender, ethnicity. LGBT ratios are equivalent to demographic distribution. No issues with recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
Cisco has a policy to improve their hiring rates with respect to women and there is lots of respect no matter which nationality/ethnicity you are. It's a slow but sure process and while Cisco continues this I'm a strong believer of hiring based on ability for the job rather than a checklist. In saying this the Cisco graduates HR team are working on better ways to encourage women in IT at earlier and support programs like the Lucy Mentoring program to educate women in uni over several months to have female mentors within Cisco as well as to shadow and observe other women/men in the industry to get a hands on feel of our roles and what it is like to work for Cisco.
Many programs available for teams including Women in I.T, Connected Disability Awareness Network etc. Large program on culture and diversity at Cisco - Cisco hires employees from a range of backgrounds.
There is certainly a big focus on women and early in careers - which is perfect and promising for me!
Very diverse culture with many people from many backgrounds.
I was given many opportunities just the same as many other male engineers.
Diversity and minority recruitment at an integral part of the recruitment policies.
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
Question is unclear. Does not define the nature of the privilege. My organization projects itself as a diverse and socially-responsible place of work.
Cisco have programs to help attract talent everything from fully paid internships to our Cisco Networking Academy that helps to train students in Networking and to get certifications in our technologies which makes them a fantastic applicant not only for Cisco but also our partners who seek out Cisco certified engineers.
Roles are advertised in a range of ways including Cisco website etc. Cisco also attends several conferences and fairs to promote the company incl. university fairs. The Cisco networking academy is also available to anyone incl. TAFE and university students.
Helping people in less fortunate communities
they run different programs and campaign to support.
Cisco is an open and equal opportunity employer.