Compare Cisco Systems vs F5 Networks BETA

See how F5 Networks vs. Cisco Systems compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 6238 reviews)
3.8
(based on 798 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.8
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
4.2
Work-life balance
4.2
4.0
Senior Management
3.6
3.3
Culture & Values
4.1
3.9
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
93%Chuck Robbins
F5 Networks Ceo Francois Locoh-Donou
80%Francois Locoh-Donou
% Recommend to a friend
81%
74%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
55%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1553 Salaries
$115,164/yr
Network Consulting Engineer336 Salaries
$116,191/yr
Program Manager324 Salaries
$130,838/yr
Senior Software Engineer93 Salaries
$148,895/yr
Network Support Engineer24 Salaries
$76,842/yr
Project Manager9 Salaries
$103,777/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 2815 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 1246 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 127 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 56 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 511 reviews)
"Big company"(in 402 reviews)
"Cloud"(in 38 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 29 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I always worked with terrific people at Cisco. The team was talented and fun to work with.

Cons

Very corporate and so many simple tasks can be complicated.

Advice to Management

Smaller teams of talented people. More people doesn't always mean faster results.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

Pros

1. Generally decent company communication (regular company meetings, video updates from leaders, email announcements), 2. Good comp 3. Great benefits 4. great company culture. 5. company is working... hard to stay relevant, increase innovation, and is focusing on making changes for the better Granted, I haven't been here longer than 3 years like some other reviewers and I'm sure there are pockets of areas in the company that have management and gender equality issues. But, I completely disagree with reviewers giving 1 and 2 stars. F5 is a special place- there's such a great work and life balance compared to Amazon, MS, FB, Google, etc. F5 listens, and is actively working on bettering middle-management and gender equality issues.

Cons

Difficult to think of anything. Finance systems/processes seem behind the times.

Advice to Management

Stay the course. And do NOT decrease company cultural spend (team lunches, EIG's, donation match program, F5 Day, etc). Public companies are notorious for cost cutting and claiming the need to... deliver for shareholders. I say BS. Please please maintain cultural programs!

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