Compare Apple vs Cisco Systems BETA

See how working at Apple vs. Cisco Systems compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Apple vs. Cisco Systems. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Apple

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Cisco Systems

Employee Ratings

  • Apple scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 16517 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 17162 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.9
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
93%
93%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
74%

Salaries

Apple has 234 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Specialist37 Salaries
A$24/hr
Apple At Home Advisor10 Salaries
A$48,287/yr
Technical Specialist12 Salaries
A$23/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern3 Salaries
A$50,518/yr
Customer Support Engineer10 Salaries
A$90,000/yr
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
A$160,481/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Apple.
  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Apple.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 1748 reviews)
"Great people"(in 767 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1291 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1227 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 487 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 323 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 535 reviews)
"Big company"(in 423 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"5 Aug 2020

Current Employee - Apple Genius

I have been working at Apple full-time

Pros

Great culture and make friends

Cons

None that i think of

Former Freelancer - Sales Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems

Pros

Premium brand recognition Lots of products and services Talent pool is very good Great after sales support

Cons

Product diversity is great but there is a tendency to have major issues with software when stretched. Cloud services have good branding but suffer from capacity issues. Can be easily disrupted for... example Zoom.

Advice to Management

Need to focus on customers instead of bottom line. Innovation should drive the business. Sales model in FY2020 was broken badly they need to get back to their roots.

Job Postings

Apple has 5,146 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.