Compare Cisco Systems vs National Instruments BETA

See how National Instruments 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)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 16348 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1389 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
94%
94%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
National Instruments Ceo Alex Davern
79%
79%Alex Davern
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1559 Salaries
$114,778/yr
Program Manager324 Salaries
$131,067/yr
Network Consulting Engineer339 Salaries
$115,802/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Staff Software Engineer171 Salaries
$83,973/yr
Product Marketing Manager65 Salaries
$79,146/yr
Product Support Engineer32 Salaries
$70,672/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 2847 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 1252 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 259 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 142 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 513 reviews)
"Big company"(in 407 reviews)
Cons
"Austin"(in 53 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 41 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!)

Former Intern - Software Intern

I worked at National Instruments for less than a year

Pros

Good work life balance, especially for a software position. Company culture is friendly. Location (Austin) has plenty of outdoors activities.

Cons

Work can be mundane, but no more so than other software jobs.

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