Why You’ll Love Cisco
Everything is converging on the Internet, making connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives, and creating limitless opportunities. Whether it be our collaboration suite (Webex), our security solutions, our cloud and networking portfolio, or our industry-leading hardware, Cisco has a direct impact on how people access and experience the Internet.
Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You will collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You will be part of a team that cares deeply about its customers, enjoys having fun, and is working to power an inclusive future for all. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired!
What is FLEX?
FLEX is a 3-year leadership development program at Cisco under the People, Policy, and Purpose Organization (3P). FLEX’s name is derived from the vision the program has for participants to Find their passion and community, LEad their career and work, and EXplore the world of potential at Cisco.
As part of FLEX-RL, you will embark on a three-year leadership journey through a series of rotations (3 to 12 months each, though rotations typically last 12 months) within our 3P organization. In your first weeks at Cisco, you will receive thorough onboarding exposing you to everything Cisco and 3P, hearing directly from leaders across our organization to deepen your understanding of the opportunities available to you and help you best determine where you would like to begin your journey within 3P. As part of the 3P organization, participants will rotate through a wide array of opportunities including, but not limited to:
Our People & Communities (HR) organization: home to our traditional People & Communities functions like HR Business Partners, Compensation, Workforce Planning and Analytics, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employee Relations, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) (diversity, equity, and inclusion) (diversity, equity, and inclusion), amongst others.
Our Policy Organization: home to our Government Affairs organization which manages how Cisco interacts and collaborates with local, national, and international governments.
Our Purpose Organization: home to our teams responsible for driving Cisco’s work to build a more inclusive future for all such as Strategy and Planning, Country Digital Acceleration, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Corporate Affairs, and Workplace Resources and Real Estate, amongst others.
Following the 3 years, graduates of the FLEX Program enter full-time roles across the 3P organization based on their career goals and interests.
What You’ll Do
FLEX-RL participants join Cisco as People Consultants. People Consultants will:
Work on projects that will increase value to the business
Drive several team-based projects and complete individual stretch assignments
Collaborate with senior leadership, managers, cross-functional teams, and other members of the FLEX community
Contribute to the FLEX Community by participating in program-specific key elements
Participate in professional development workshops, function-specific training, and business seminars often led by industry leaders
Who You Are
Graduating from an MBA or a Master's degree before August 2023
You have four plus years of related work experience between Bachelor's and Master's programs or during Master's program
Show excellent academic credentials with comprehension of business fundamentals including finance, marketing, operations, and strategy
You have shown leadership skills and an ability to motivate change
Demonstrate the ability to think strategically, partner with business units, and articulate how HR can positively impact business effectiveness (no prior Human Resources experience required)
You have a passion for building a career in Human Resources or purpose-driven work. While 3P is home to our HR function, anyone with a passion for purpose-driven work can find success with FLEX.
You can provide a current resume at the time of application. Cover letters are optional. Feel free to submit a cover letter if there is something you would like us to know or expand on.
Able to legally live and work in the country for which you are applying, without visa support or sponsorship
We Are Cisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!
But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)
Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!
We Are Cisco: where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their businesses. Some may think we’re only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. Our culture allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure—if you learn from it. So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us!