Compare Cisco Systems vs Microsoft BETA

See how working at Cisco Systems vs. Microsoft 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 Cisco Systems vs. Microsoft. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Cisco Systems

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Microsoft

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied 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 17036 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 21972 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 15 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Support Engineer10 Salaries
A$90,000/yr
Senior Account Manager5 Salaries
A$159,244/yr
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
A$160,199/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Service Delivery Manager3 Salaries
A$99,600/yr
Account Manager9 Salaries
A$142,424/yr
Account Technology Strategist6 Salaries
A$145,033/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1285 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1219 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1911 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1591 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 530 reviews)
"Big company"(in 423 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 537 reviews)
"No cons"(in 337 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.

"Great Culture"29 Jun 2020

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great focus on personal and professional development

Cons

Advancement can be confusing process

Job Postings

Microsoft has 6,401 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.