Compare IBM vs Cisco Systems BETA

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

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Cisco Systems

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.8
(based on 52819 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 17518 reviews)
Cisco Systems employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.0
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Cisco Systems employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.8
Cisco Systems employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
72%
72%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
Cisco Systems employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Cisco Systems employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, IBM salaries averaged A$607 higher than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern34 Salaries
A$39,179/yr
Project Manager36 Salaries
A$110,774/yr
Service Delivery Manager16 Salaries
A$96,931/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern3 Salaries
A$50,607/yr
Project Manager2 Salaries
A$104,457/yr
Customer Support Engineer10 Salaries
A$90,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "No cons" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2386 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2372 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1309 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1244 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No cons"(in 800 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 685 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 542 reviews)
"Big company"(in 431 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Tech Lead

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

Pros

good company to work with

Cons

none to be frank now

Advice to Management

review hcam policy

"No 1 workplace"15 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Environment, work-life balance, corp culture is awesome

Cons

sometimes target grow way too fast

Job Postings

IBM has 11,168 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.