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Your unique perspective

Why do veteran employees feel working at Cisco is similar to serving in the military? They’re fueled by the people and the mission.

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Life at Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns.

We are thought leaders, 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. #WeAreCisco.

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Your vital role

As a veteran, you may have unique experiences with a background that gives you an edge: drive, determination, and mission-focus. Cisco is looking for the best people – and that could be you! A technology background is not necessarily required – if you’ve got the desire, we’ll help with the skills.

Cisco partners with veteran service organizations (VSOs), educational institutions, and government agencies to provide you with the training you need to secure a career in the tech industry.

A higher purpose

Like the military, working at Cisco gives you opportunities to find your purpose. Our technology and collaboration allows you to transform communities and the next generation. Want to be a bridge to something bigger? That’s what Cisco employees are all about. As you embark on the next phase of your career, Cisco connects you with organizations like Onward to Opportunity, USO-Metro, and Vets in Tech, to offer accelerated training and career opportunities in cybersecurity, networking, programming, and more. Ready to fast-track your way to a job at Cisco? The Veterans Talent Incubation Program (VTIP) is a free tech “bootcamp” that guides veterans to the skills they need for an entry-level Cisco engineer role. Or, enroll in the Cisco Networking Academy, which since 1998 has helped over 87,000 military personnel on 31 military installations build up their IT skills.

If you’re looking for an opportunity right away, join the Talent Bridge for Veterans job matching platform, another free service that matches veterans’ skills to job opportunities worldwide.



Employee Voices

"I never saw myself in a technology role. But when I met other vets at Cisco, we clicked. Not only did I click with the vets, but all Cisco employees I crossed paths with. They’re focused on building the best teams and leading people to change the world – I could immediately identify with that. Cisco valued my skillset and diversity of thought so much that they found a place for me, and now I get to bring my authentic self to work every day on a global team doing amazing things. I’m also enabled to still serve in the Reserves, and am now working on my second Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Now, I can’t see myself anywhere else but at Cisco."

Jamar J.

Army Veteran and Product Manager for Enterprise Networks


Inside Cisco

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

Veteran Talent Incubation Program

Ready to turn your military experience into a springboard for an IT career?

Inspiring leaders

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

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.

Discover your purpose

We provide veterans with the training they need to advance in their careers.

Benefits and perks to love

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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