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Brand & Business: Cisco Philippines earns 2021 Great Place to Work Certification

MANILA, PHILIPPINES –– This year, Great Place to Work® certified Cisco Systems Philippines after 96% of the firm’s employees said that it is a great place to work in – Cisco Philippines scored 43% higher than typical global companies.


Cisco is a global technology solutions enterprise with an office in the Philippines. According to Karrie Ilagan, Cisco Philippines Managing Director, “Amid lockdowns and hybrid work arrangements, a key priority for us is to ensure that we continue to support our people so they can continue to do great work. That means providing them with the right tools to collaborate, communicate, and connect whatever their work arrangements may be while ensuring that critical and personal data remain safe and secure, which are at the core of our solutions at Cisco.”


Cisco, a world leader in IT and networking, has launched several programs in fulfilling its mission of powering an inclusive future. Most recently, the company launched UGNAYAN 2030, its Country Digital Acceleration program in the Philippines meant to initiate key digital initiatives aimed at growing the country’s GDP, creating jobs, and promoting innovation across the private and public sectors.

Within the company, Cisco creates programs that promote a healthy and innovative work environment as well. Despite the pandemic, Cisco Philippines continues to roll out internal events that encourage employee well-being and connectedness. “At Cisco, we emphasize on Conscious Culture, which is what sets us uniquely apart from everyone else. We celebrate our differences as much as we do our similarities because we embrace diversity in skills, talents, and personalities. This allows us to innovate and create solutions faster, better, and often,” Ilagan emphasized.

Among various initiatives, the company has organized a live auction to mount a community pantry for their local Workplace Resources Team, virtual family fun event entitled ‘Camp Cisco’, and a mobile legends tournament for charity.

With a goal of powering an inclusive future for all, Cisco Philippines has fostered a great working environment, which also promotes inclusion and collaboration. “Our people are our greatest asset, and it has been incredibly heartening to see our amazing team come together to overcome the challenges this past year, celebrate our successes, and emerge stronger from this shared experience,” Ilagan concluded.

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