Compare Cisco Systems vs Softcat BETA

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Cisco Systems

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Softcat

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Softcat scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 17038 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 232 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
4.1
Softcat employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
98%
98%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Support Engineer10 Salaries
A$90,000/yr
Solutions Architect5 Salaries
A$160,318/yr
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
A$159,917/yr
There are no salaries matching this company.

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Softcat.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1285 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1219 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 530 reviews)
"Big company"(in 423 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 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.

Former Employee - Sales Support

I worked at Softcat full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

There are a lot of perks with working at Softcat, even being in admin, such as admin day, 4pm beers, nights out and team lunches but a lot of it is aimed around drinking and a lot of the bigger... company incentives are aimed at sales or the more popular admin people.

Cons

After over 3 years of working in admin for Softcat I wasn’t awarded the end of year bonus when I left, even though I worked the full financial year and up to the last week of the first quarter of the... next financial year, which was unbelievably disappointing when there was no decent enough reason for this in my eyes. I took this up with the CEO of the company and was just told that I wouldn’t be rewarded this as they would then have to give it to every other admin person who had left since the end of financial year, not the most inspiring chat. This unfortunately left me with a bad impression after 3 years of working with Softcat and many happy, fun memories there. I believe admin, across all areas, should have a higher base salary as I was only rewarded a £1,000 base salary increase after 3 promotions within the company in the same department. If I was in sales and was promoted even once, I would imagine the base salary increase is much more than £1,000.

Advice to Management

Listen to your admin employees and increase their base salaries.

Job Postings

Cisco Systems has 597 more recently posted open jobs than Softcat.