Compare Cisco Systems vs Palo Alto Networks BETA

See how Palo Alto 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)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 16316 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 499 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
94%
94%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Palo Alto Networks Ceo Nikesh Arora
69%
69%Nikesh Arora
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1558 Salaries
$114,938/yr
Network Consulting Engineer339 Salaries
$115,907/yr
Program Manager324 Salaries
$130,782/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer39 Salaries
$128,371/yr
Technical Support Engineer54 Salaries
$73,759/yr
Product Manager9 Salaries
$140,398/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 2843 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 1249 reviews)
Pros
"Great product"(in 24 reviews)
"Great company"(in 24 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 512 reviews)
"Big company"(in 406 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 39 reviews)
"No work life"(in 16 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 - Analyst

I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for less than a year

Pros

great pay, great culture, management is very supportive, good work/life balance(depends on the team and manager, mine is good)

Cons

the only con I could think of is the commute

Advice to Management

n/a

Job Postings