Compare Cisco Systems vs VMware BETA

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

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VMware

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
  • VMware scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 18929 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 5474 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%
92%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
VMware Ceo Pat Gelsinger
94%
94%Pat Gelsinger
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
% Recommend to a friend
87%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
76%
VMware employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Cisco Systems has 26,741 more total submitted salaries than VMware.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer4525 Salaries
$120,035/yr
Technical Leader1222 Salaries
$166,312/yr
Customer Support Engineer1123 Salaries
$120,251/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer643 Salaries
$134,912/yr
Member of Technical Staff1558 Salaries
$132,300/yr
Inside Sales Representative70 Salaries
$61,246/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at VMware.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Middle management" was the most mentioned Con at VMware.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1351 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1270 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 636 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 286 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 569 reviews)
"Big company"(in 456 reviews)
Cons
"Middle management"(in 107 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 76 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 - SRE Engineer

I have been working at VMware full-time

Pros

VMware culture is very good.

Cons

Sometimes we feel uncertain about the company future

Job Postings

VMware has 1,276 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.