Compare Cisco Systems vs F5 Networks BETA

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Cisco Systems

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F5 Networks

Employee Ratings

  • 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.
  • F5 Networks scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 17013 reviews)
Cisco Systems employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 841 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Cisco Systems employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
Cisco Systems employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
F5 Networks Ceo Francois Locoh-Donou
83%
83%Francois Locoh-Donou
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Cisco Systems employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Cisco Systems has 192 more total submitted salaries than F5 Networks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Account Manager5 Salaries
A$158,964/yr
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
A$159,917/yr
Executive Assistant1 Salaries
A$80,396/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager2 Salaries
A$164,046/yr
Systems Engineer1 Salaries
A$213,298/yr
Senior Consultant1 Salaries
A$190,757/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at F5 Networks.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Middle management" was the most mentioned Con at F5 Networks.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1282 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1219 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 130 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 57 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 530 reviews)
"Big company"(in 422 reviews)
Cons
"Middle management"(in 30 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 24 reviews)
Featured Review

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.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Passionate and deeply knowledgeable colleagues. Optimistic atmosphere and focused strategy. Cloud-native solutions being released. The dead wood has gone and we are set up to win.

Cons

Don't believe the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt being spread by anonymous commentators who would try to cut us down.

Advice to Management

Even bolder, even faster!

Job Postings

Cisco Systems has 142 more recently posted open jobs than F5 Networks.