Compare Cisco Systems vs Microsoft BETA

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

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Microsoft

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 18951 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 24447 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%
92%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 24% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 26,217 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer4526 Salaries
$120,252/yr
Product Manager959 Salaries
$173,192/yr
Technical Leader1223 Salaries
$178,978/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer8036 Salaries
$119,903/yr
Program Manager2885 Salaries
$125,873/yr
Support Engineer260 Salaries
$89,268/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" 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"(in 1351 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1270 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1957 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1696 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 569 reviews)
"Big company"(in 456 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 542 reviews)
"Large company"(in 363 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Business Development Manager

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The culture is amazing, work from home, travel

Cons

I liked everything in Cisco.

"Excellent"Jan 16, 2021

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

- Positive team culture in my several different teams. - Lots of internal opportunities, experts, and resources. - No longer the Microsoft of the bad old days.

Cons

- Can sometimes be too Redmond-centric.

Job Postings

Microsoft has 8,889 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.