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)
4.1
(based on 80996 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 24545 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Cisco Systems employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.9
Cisco Systems employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.4
Cisco Systems employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
87%
87%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
93%
93%Chuck Robbins
Cisco Systems employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Cisco Systems employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 28,062 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer2559 Salaries
$118,555/yr
IT Specialist1010 Salaries
$97,432/yr
Project Manager1066 Salaries
$116,010/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7316 Salaries
$128,236/yr
Technical Leader2010 Salaries
$192,873/yr
Product Manager1321 Salaries
$178,574/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Flexible work hours" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Salary hike" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 3443 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2985 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible work hours"(in 1487 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1379 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Salary hike"(in 1505 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 1040 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 668 reviews)
"Big company"(in 522 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Specialist - Data and AI

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

An organization in this rapidly evolving industry yet very much relevant for more than 100 plus years, competing with almost every other company emerging from basement to all those well established... ones and still meets and beats market expectations while leading with innovations... that defines the industry going forward - That is IBM. So continuous learning, adapting to market changes, customer expectations, keeping up with. getting ahead on evolving strategies, gearing up for what is to come -- sounds intimidating but to me, that is what makes IBM a great employer and a perfect organization to work for!

Cons

If you only one can keep up when you are a kid in a candy shop! There are only 24 hrs in a day!

Advice to Management

Recognize the talent in hand and their appetite to be creative, innovative and make sure you are doing every thing possible to set the stage for encouraging/furthering/nurturing their pursuit

"Cool job"May 24, 2022

Current Employee - Network Support Engineer

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

Pros

Some Great culture and benefits

Cons

A Lower amount of pay

Job Postings

IBM has 15,840 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.
Recent Jobs
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