Compare Cisco Systems vs Akamai BETA

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

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Akamai

Employee Ratings

  • Akamai scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 21647 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 1857 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Akamai employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
93%
93%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Akamai Ceo Tom Leighton
98%
98%Tom Leighton
Akamai employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
Akamai employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Akamai employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Cisco Systems has 41,770 more total submitted salaries than Akamai.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7000 Salaries
$125,000/yr
Technical Leader1970 Salaries
$182,231/yr
Product Manager1276 Salaries
$167,934/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer144 Salaries
$150,172/yr
Technical Support Engineer41 Salaries
$93,066/yr
Technical Project Manager46 Salaries
$114,681/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Akamai.
  • Cisco Systems had 519 more reviews than Akamai that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1364 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1287 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 238 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 124 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 578 reviews)
"Big company"(in 465 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 59 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Best work life culture, people always there to help and support

Cons

Nothing yet, I feel everything good

Current Employee - Security Consultant

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

Pros

Only expected to work 40 hours a week, promotion requirements outlined, company holidays, you can actually use unlimited paid time off. Flexible work from home.

Cons

Possible to be overloaded with customer accounts. The recent restructuring of the company was due to everyone working from home, which seemed necessary given the pandemic.

Advice to Management

Scale-up Security Services, hire more Security Consultants to divide the workload.

Job Postings

Cisco Systems has 498 more recently posted open jobs than Akamai.