In order to succeed here, the key things are being a team player, eager to learn, and learning how to adapt as well as being flexible. When you first arrive, there will be a lot of new information thrown at you - don't panic! Everyone else here has been in the same starting place on day 1, it matters that you take the initiative to know your job and learn the best you can. You're not expected to know everything, and as we work in teams, it is important to know how to rely on your teammates and how to come together to help solve problems. For my job at Cisco, I encounter new problems every day in helping customers solve their issues, so I learn something new every day.
Former Chief Digitalization Office and Offer Monetization Office Intern at Cisco
about 3 years ago
To succeed you really need to be self motivated and able to work in lots of ambiguity. Projects can be very open ended but I found the best response to this is to ask questions/ for help in framing the problem and then just to start doing and ask for feedback along the way. A lot of my best work came through trial and error and by getting a lot of feedback from all the key stakeholders.
Cisco is challenging and competitive. You need to be constantly improving yourself. Relationships are very important within Cisco for promotions and to find new opportunities. Expand your network! We also reorg about once a year, these relationships will help you in taking advatage of opportunities that go along with the constant change.
Former Strategy, Risk, and Compliance Intern at Cisco
about 3 years ago
To succeed always make sure to show your effort. The consultants love seeing that you're actively learning and being involved. Specifically for the Strategy, Risk, and Compliance Intern position make sure to be very professional as you'll have the opportunity to shadow and work with clients and take good notes and write anything you don't understand and you can either research later or ask one of the consultant they'll be more then happy to assist you.