Compare Cisco Systems vs VMware BETA

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

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VMware

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • VMware scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities and % Recommend to a friend.
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)
4.2
(based on 4853 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than VMware employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
VMware Ceo Pat Gelsinger
96%
96%Pat Gelsinger
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
79%
VMware employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Cisco Systems has 128 more total submitted salaries than VMware.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Systems Engineer5 Salaries
A$160,199/yr
Solutions Architect5 Salaries
A$160,601/yr
Senior Manager4 Salaries
A$174,377/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Systems Engineer6 Salaries
A$168,691/yr
Solutions Architect4 Salaries
A$184,211/yr
Director1 Salaries
A$219,114/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at VMware.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "No cons" was the most mentioned Con at VMware.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1285 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1219 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 571 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 264 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 530 reviews)
"Big company"(in 423 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 112 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 104 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 - Solutions Engineer

I have been working at VMware full-time

Pros

Incredible company Great pay Great support Wide range of opportunities and benefits

Cons

nothing comes to mind at all

Job Postings

VMware has 1,137 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.