Employee Experience Coordinator at Cisco Meraki (Chicago, IL)

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Cisco Meraki has quickly become the fastest-growing unit within Cisco, changing the way that thousands of businesses and organizations around the world connect by making it dramatically simpler for them to manage their networks. Meraki's Digital Workplace team is integral to the growth and enablement of our global engineering, sales, and support teams.

Meraki is seeking a strongly motivated, enthusiastic Program Coordinator to lead all aspects of the employee experience related workplace services and programs for the Chicago office. This is a great role Great relationship building skills, program and vendor management experience, and hybrid event execution are essential. You will report directly to the Global Employee Experience Manager who is based in San Francisco.

In this position, you’ll be expected to create, coordinate, and maintain employee-facing programs and events for a post-pandemic hybrid workplace. As we are welcoming employees to a brand new office, this role will require 5 days per week of onsite work to start; potential for flexible work schedule as the new office environment develops.

What you will do:
  • Coordinate day-to-day in-office programs: Food/Snacks/Coffee, Wellness/Fitness, Parents Rooms, Game Room
  • Work with the local Digital Workplace team to provide office support as needed.
  • Program/own: Employee affinity groups partnered events/activities (including decorations), plan holiday activities (everything from Pi Day to Halloween), New Child gifts
  • Plan annual December holiday and July summer (end of year) events
  • Send out EE-related comms and calendar invites, manage event/activity sign-ups, measure post-event/activity employee satisfaction + maintain EE-related intranet pages
  • Report on quarterly program usage
  • Edit and post recordings of ongoing weekly programs and special events to intranet
  • Support an inclusive, productive, and friendly hybrid office culture
  • Coordinate with Employee Experience team members in London, Sydney, and San Francisco for global program alignment
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Develop effective relationships and with all stakeholders: employees, vendors, Meraki’s Digital Workplace team, Cisco WPR, and building management
Who you are:
  • Customer-focused, empathetic, inclusive, and creative.
  • An experienced event or experience creator. In-person experience required, virtual preferred.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills. You have systems and tools to prioritize and execute your to-do list.
  • Experienced with Employee Experience, office programs and services (2+ years at a growing, fast paced company) and have mastered the tools that we use to support the team (MS Outlook and Google Workspace)

Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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We are located in the West Loop, one of Chicago's fastest-growing neighborhoods surrounded by a slew of new restaurants & art galleries.
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An Insider's view of Cisco Meraki

What are some social events your company does?

Meraki Chicago hosts several social events. Some current and past events include weekly yoga and meditation sessions and cocktail classes, cooking classes, drag bingo, talent shows, and more!


Operations Supervisor

What does your typical day look like?

Badge in the door nearest the espresso machine and make latte art in the form of the Cisco logo. Work can range from teaching customers how RF works to designing multi-site Meraki networks. When I'm not evangelizing customers, teaching Networking-101, or handling escalations, I make easy work of those foolish enough to challenge me at ping pong.


Systems Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

By simply just being around. In addition to the regularly scheduled one on one meetings I have with everyone, I make sure that my team knows I am always here to help, in any situation.


Netowrk Support Manager

What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Cisco Meraki has an Employee Experience team dedicated to ensuring that each Merakian has the best experience during their time at Meraki.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
CAAN, Conexion, Connected Black Professionals, Inked, Meraki Gives, Meraki Veterans, Parents @Meraki, QFAM, Women of Meraki
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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