Compare Cisco Systems vs Microsoft BETA

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Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
4.3
(based on 24839 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 34211 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%
92%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
96%
96%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
77%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 33,520 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7365 Salaries
$126,132/yr
Product Manager1324 Salaries
$181,328/yr
Technical Leader2018 Salaries
$196,765/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer14108 Salaries
$124,250/yr
Program Manager3615 Salaries
$129,271/yr
Support Engineer425 Salaries
$106,021/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work hours" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work hours"(in 1487 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1379 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 2073 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1992 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 668 reviews)
"Big company"(in 522 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 552 reviews)
"Large company"(in 445 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

1. It has wonderful work culture. 2. It encourages it's employees to be "YOU", you have full freedom to be yourself and this is when they believe the maximum potential can be unleashed. 3. The... leadership is top-notch right from bottom to the top. 4. Cisco respects each of its engineers, and it gives you full freedom to explore your talent, and unleash the potential within you. 5. It produces ground breaking products that are worth the experience to be a part of and contribute towards the same.

Cons

Really? If you have many Pro's i don't even think even the marginal con s are not really a con. However, I don't have anything to share which would be a con.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

Pros

Management is very nice benefits are very nice

Cons

None that i can think of

Job Postings

Microsoft has 7,326 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.
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