Compare Cisco Systems vs Symantec BETA

See how Symantec 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)
4.1
(based on 6221 reviews)
3.6
(based on 4111 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.8
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
3.9
Work-life balance
4.2
4.0
Senior Management
3.6
2.9
Culture & Values
4.1
3.6
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%Chuck Robbins
Symantec Ceo Richard Hill
33%Richard Hill
% Recommend to a friend
81%
59%
Positive Business Outlook
74%
32%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1547 Salaries
$114,610/yr
Network Consulting Engineer336 Salaries
$115,806/yr
Program Manager322 Salaries
$130,344/yr
Senior Software Engineer371 Salaries
$125,229/yr
Technical Support Engineer66 Salaries
$58,262/yr
Senior Product Manager49 Salaries
$153,493/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 2785 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 1229 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 647 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 301 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 507 reviews)
"Big company"(in 401 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 121 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 102 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!)

"Engineer"Jun 21, 2019

Current Employee - Engineer

I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Everything is great, I love this place.

Cons

Constant change, but that is good too so it keeps everything interesting.

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