Compare IBM vs Cisco Systems BETA

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

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Cisco Systems

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 54907 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 18280 reviews)
Cisco Systems employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.9
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Cisco Systems employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.2
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.7
Cisco Systems employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
77%
77%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%
92%Chuck Robbins
Cisco Systems employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Cisco Systems employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 24,253 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Computer Programmer1792 Salaries
$77,979/yr
IT Specialist842 Salaries
$85,241/yr
Project Manager736 Salaries
$100,934/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer4423 Salaries
$123,966/yr
Technical Leader1213 Salaries
$178,155/yr
Product Manager947 Salaries
$172,471/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Low salary" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2493 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2431 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1336 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1257 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 717 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 648 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 557 reviews)
"Big company"(in 441 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Procurement Professional

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Work on international projects - Coworkers are very helpful - Implementing for efficient processes - Great training

Cons

- Some old systems are still used - Lots of processes and procedures that must be followed

Current Employee - Electronics Engineer

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for less than a year

Pros

As I'm from electronics and communication so cisco help us to learn more about electronics

Cons

No downsides about cisco to say

Advice to Management

Give opportunity to fresher

Job Postings

IBM has 14,897 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.