Compare Cisco Systems vs Palo Alto Networks BETA

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

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Palo Alto Networks

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Palo Alto Networks scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 18905 reviews)
Cisco Systems employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 700 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Cisco Systems employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%
92%Chuck Robbins
Cisco Systems employees rated their CEO Approval 18% higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Palo Alto Networks Ceo Nikesh Arora
74%
74%Nikesh Arora
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than Palo Alto Networks employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Palo Alto Networks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Cisco Systems has 33,145 more total submitted salaries than Palo Alto Networks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer4480 Salaries
$122,155/yr
Technical Leader1220 Salaries
$160,961/yr
Customer Support Engineer1123 Salaries
$110,367/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer67 Salaries
$132,517/yr
Technical Support Engineer73 Salaries
$84,152/yr
Corporate Sales Representative10 Salaries
$61,529/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Great products" was the most mentioned Pro at Palo Alto Networks.
  • Cisco Systems had 522 more reviews than Palo Alto Networks that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1351 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1270 reviews)
Pros
"Great products"(in 39 reviews)
"Great company"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 569 reviews)
"Big company"(in 456 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 47 reviews)
"No work life"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Company"Jan 13, 2021

Former Employee - Manager

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

Pros

Great people and opportunities to do new things

Cons

Promotions and raises are slow

Current Employee - G&A

I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

This company is a wild ride. We have gone through a lot of transitions here but it's amazing to see the growth and change we have undergone to address market gap and opportunity. My career has grown... drastically - and with that has comes a lot of opportunity for growth and development. I have an amazing team, and we work well together. I've consistently seen those who are high performers elevated to tackle new projects and programs - it just takes raising a hand to volunteer.

Cons

With rapid growth comes a lot of pressure. We have changed a lot over the past three years and it's hard to keep up sometimes. That can make things feel frantic. There are a lot of changes and I... don't anticipate that slowing down any time soon. I think it will continue - and it will be stressful to keep up if you can't prioritize. There are small pockets of inefficiencies in our systems and sometimes, in our teams.

Advice to Management

Identify the opportunities available to create efficiencies. Hold people accountable to the same performance standard.

Job Postings

Palo Alto Networks has 104 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.