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Monday, 27 July 2020 11:50

Cisco Australia NZ named best place to work in region

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Cisco Australia has won an award from Great Place to Work Australia naming it as the #1 Best Place to Work that has more than 1000 employees.

Ken Boal, vice-president of Cisco Australia & New Zealand, said in a statement: "This is such a proud moment for our Cisco Australia & New Zealand team to be recognised at the #1 Best Place to Work in Australia.

"We've improved our results by listening to our employees and improving our workplace culture – through increased transparency, trust, and our greater purpose to power an inclusive future."

The study that made the award took into account the workplace culture at the company.

It found that 97% of employees said taking everything into account, Cisco Australia was a great place to work.

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The Cisco team had a good meal to mark their award.

Factors that made a workplace great were trust in people one worked for, having pride in what one does and enjoying what one does do and working with the people in one's team.

Cisco employees also shared insights about why their office was the best place to work.

Some of the sentiments expressed were: “The culture and the feeling of care you get from colleagues is what makes it special to work here. We work hard, and yet we look out for each other when we see someone struggling.”

“Serious about looking after employees and doing the right thing for business and the community.”

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Female employees celebrate after Cisco was given the award.

“Flexibility to work from home. High levels of personal empowerment and responsibility and trust.”

“Being surrounded by the best in the industry inspires everyone to perform at their absolute best.”

Great Place to Work Australia managing director Zrinka Lovrencic said, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge facing organisations across the globe, and it puts a premium on being a high trust people-first culture.

"We celebrate the companies that earned places on our 2020 Best Places to Work benchmarking study, and we hope this will inspire more companies to continue maintaining and building trust with their team members.”

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Cisco employees celebrate the award during a virtual online chat session.

Over the last 30 years, Great Place to Work research has confirmed every year that employees flourish in high-trust workplace cultures. This year, 39,156 Australian-based employees from 124 companies participated in the benchmarking study.

The 2020 Best Places to Work was published in a feature insert in the Australian Financial Review,,, and on 22 July.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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