Compare Cisco Systems vs Google BETA

See how Google 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 6221 reviews)
4.4
(based on 9467 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.8
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
4.4
Work-life balance
4.2
4.1
Senior Management
3.6
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
4.3
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%Chuck Robbins
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
92%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
81%
87%
Positive Business Outlook
74%
79%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1547 Salaries
$114,610/yr
Program Manager322 Salaries
$130,726/yr
Network Consulting Engineer336 Salaries
$115,752/yr
Software Engineer6176 Salaries
$131,154/yr
Product Manager295 Salaries
$156,243/yr
Systems Administrator62 Salaries
$126,164/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 2785 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 1229 reviews)
"Free food"(in 894 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 740 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 507 reviews)
"Big company"(in 401 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 400 reviews)
"Big company"(in 347 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Collaboration Customer Success Manager

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

Pros

-Extremely supportive coworkers (the most helpful people I know) -The benefits are amazing - not just 401K/PTO/Health Insurance, but Cisco has so many continued learning events and resources, 5 days... VTO (volunteer time off) to give back, employee resource organizations to get involved with, on site gym (with awesome classes) and healthcare facilities, plus a lot of on-site events to promote cross-collaboration with other groups. - The pay is amazing. - Very communicative and transparent with all changes/considerations. We have monthly All-Hands via Cisco TV where our CEO and much of the C-Suite are updating us on the latest happenings in the company. - Very supportive leadership in ensuring you are set up for success and continually helping you to identify and plan for future roles you may want to take on.

Cons

- The commute/traffic to RTP. - Like many large companies, there are a lot of old tools, processes, and systems that you have to use to do your job. They are working hard to consolidate them though!... - Again, with many other large companies, lay offs can happen (but Cisco did put on an internal career fair the last time for those being displaced to try and refill open positions based on skillsets of those that were impacted.)

Advice to Management

Keep being transparent and working on improving employee experiences! Continue with the work on dealing with layoffs, the career fair was a great start!)

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Google full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Google is a pretty amazing place to work. They treat employees incredibly well, my coworkers are all talented, the problems are interesting, and the products I work on are ones that I use every day.

Cons

It is a big company, so things can be slow moving. On a technical level, there are a number of large complicated systems used internally, and navigating them can be a pain sometimes.

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