Cisco Latin America Wins #1 IT & #2 Overall Best Place to Work Award and a Special Recognition
Cisco has been ranked the #1 IT company and the #2 overall best place to work in Latin America out of 2,000 top multinational and local companies by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company also received a special award called ‘The #1 Great Place to Work for All’ - a one-of-a-kind recognition for Cisco’s inclusion and diversity across Cisco Latin America
(Photo: Cisco team - Nayana Pita, Human Resources manager for Brazil; Danilo Pozo, Services Director for Latin America; Raul Ortiz, Human Resources Director, Latin America; and Jordi Botifoll, president Latin America)
Cisco is named the #1 IT company and the #2 overall best place to work in Latin America, as ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute, out of 2,000 top multinational and local companies. Cisco also received a special award called ‘The #1 Great Place to Work for All’ - a one-of-a-kind recognition for Cisco’s inclusion and diversity across Cisco Latin America. The Great Place to Work Institute held its annual gala dinner and awards ceremony on May 24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an audience of 500 top LatAm all market-segment executives, to announce Latin America’s greatest places to work.
The awards were presented to Cisco LatAm by Michael C. Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work.
“At Cisco, we believe that a culture of empowerment, development and recognition is at the heart of the employee experience and our company's success! Cisco’s recognition, training, inclusion and diversity, and mentoring programs play a key role in increasing and maintaining high employee engagement while supporting Cisco’s overall strategy and culture. Our digital transformation work across LatAm is enabling people who once could not connect, to connect and take part in today’s digital economy, thus improving all aspects of day-to-day life at home and at work. We are very proud of this recognition”, said Jordi Botifoll, Cisco President Latin America & Senior Vice President in the Americas.
“Digital transformation plays a key role. We live in a digital society and our network and collaboration technologies allow our employees to work flexibly, efficiently, and effectively, giving them a better work life balance along with a high-level of execution and job satisfaction. This balance allows our teams to innovate and help digitally transform the countries, cities and communities in which they live and work, giving them a sense of pride in raising the standard of living across LatAm and improving people’s lives”, said Jordi.
(photo: Michael C. Bush, the CEO of Great Place to Work, with Cisco team)
Cisco is also helping to close the digital skills gap in LatAm. Since 1997, 8 million students have gone through the Cisco Networking Academy program globally, with 1.6 million of those students in Latin America.
The Great Place to Work results are based on surveys conducted among employees of the firms being evaluated, with an analysis of Human Resources policies in the areas of:
“It is clear our employees’ sentiments show a strong passion and pride to work for Cisco. Values such as trust, credibility, respect and accountability are part of the Cisco culture. Inclusion and diversity are the cornerstone of how we conduct our business, and this reflects our success both inside and outside of the workplace. We are very happy and excited to have received ‘The #1 Great Place to Work for All’ award -- a one-of-a-kind recognition for Cisco’s inclusion and diversity across the company,” said Raul Ortiz, Human Resources Director, Latin America, Cisco.