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Cisconians work hard — and we reward hard. We go beyond the usual benefits with surprising extras we think you'll love.

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Who better to say what Life at Cisco is like than those that live it! Real employee stories. Real life at Cisco.

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Inside Cisco

People working together every day to create an inclusive atmosphere of ongoing inspiration — that’s #WeAreCisco.

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Our People Deal

People matter most at Cisco. We grow our strengths, champion bold ideas, and bring meaning to our work every day.

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Inspiring leaders

Leadership is an attitude, not a title. Our leaders roll up their sleeves and motivate us to do the same.

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Everyone welcomed

Inclusivity is our strength and our priority. We want every employee to feel valued, respected, and heard. We thrive on diverse thinking, ideas, and practices in everything we do.

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Global problem-solving

We give our time, hands, and hearts to transform education, boost access to technology, and preserve the planet.

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Computer technologists Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner found Cisco Systems.
1985
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Router software developed at Stanford University is transformed by Kirk Lougheed for Cisco.
1986
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First product ships, the AGS Advanced Gateway Server, capable of connecting multiple LAN and WAN networks.
1987
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Cisco secures $2M in funding from Don Valentine’s Sequoia Capital.
1988
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John Morgridge joins as President and CEO.
1989
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Border Gateway Protocol enables efficient routing and dramatic Internet growth.
1990
251
$69M
Cisco’s initial public offering. First day closing price on NASDAQ is $22.25.
1991
251
$69M
Cisco opens its first international offices in France and the UK.
1992
875
$381M
Cisco announces 3000 router - enabling configuration and software upgrades remotely.
1993
1,459
$714M
Cisco acquires Crescendo Communications and enters the switching market.
1994
2,269
$1.3B
Cisco rolls out Catalyst series switches – the most profitable product line for the next 20 years.
1995
3,827
$2.2B
John Chambers named CEO.
1996
8,259
$4.1B
Stratacom acquired, Pankaj Patel spearheads Cisco’s growth in the carrier equipment space.
1997
10,728
$6.5B
One millionth router sold.
1998
14,623
$8.5B
Cisco runs first TV ad “Are you ready?” humanizing the network with a message about explosive growth of the Internet.
1999
20,657
$12.2B
VoIP technology patent, creating the revolution in phones using the Internet instead of traditional telephone lines.
2000
34,613
$18.9B
Cisco files technology patents that dramatically expand wireless data communications and mobile computing.
2001
38,402
$22.3B
Cisco Networking Academy reaches 100 countries and more than 318,000 students learning IT skills.
2002
35,670
$18.9B
Cisco ships its 1 millionth Internet Protocol phone in two years, establishing the company as IP telephony leader.
2003
34,466
$18.9B
Linksys acquired, driving Cisco into the consumer market with home networking products.
2004
34,371
$22B
Cisco CRS1 delivers data, voice, and video 4x faster and at 100x more capacity than any other router.
2005
34,371
$22B
Scientific Atlanta acquisition enables service providers to add video to their combined Internet, wireless and phone offerings.
2006
51,840
$28.5B
Cisco telepresence launched, revolutionizing hi-def video and spatial audio conferencing across multiple locations.
2007
63,050
$34.9B
WebEx acquired, extending Cisco's vision for Unified Communications and collaboration.
2008
67,647
$39.5B
Padmasree Warrior named Chief Technology Officer.
2009
63,756
$36.1B
Cisco joins the prestigious Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index.
2010
70,714
$40B
Tandberg acquired, giving Cisco the most comprehensive and interoperable video conferencing portfolio in a $34 billion market.
2011
71,825
$43.2B
Cisco rolls out end-to-end data center framework to build, manage and connect clouds.
2012
66,639
$46.1B
Gary Moore named President & COO, Rob Lloyd named President Development and Sales.
2013
75,513
$48.6B
20 years and 2 million certifications for Internetworking experts, worldwide.
2014
75,049
$47.1B
Cisco announces strategy for global Intercloud. Internet of Everything story takes flight.
2015
71,833
$49.2B
Chuck Robbins succeeds John Chambers as CEO.
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