Compare IBM vs Cisco Systems BETA

See how Cisco Systems vs. IBM compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 47873 reviews)
4.1
(based on 6225 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.5
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
4.0
Work-life balance
3.8
4.2
Senior Management
3.0
3.6
Culture & Values
3.7
4.1
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Virginia Rometty
72%Virginia Rometty
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
92%Chuck Robbins
% Recommend to a friend
72%
81%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
74%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Computer Programmer1792 Salaries
$77,894/yr
Computer Systems Analyst809 Salaries
$90,181/yr
Project Manager550 Salaries
$100,538/yr
Software Engineer1547 Salaries
$114,610/yr
Network Consulting Engineer336 Salaries
$115,806/yr
Program Manager322 Salaries
$130,726/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 5281 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 4613 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 2788 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 1234 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 1181 reviews)
"No cons"(in 641 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 509 reviews)
"Big company"(in 401 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Lead Frontend Developer

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

Pros

Infinite opportunities. Pays well. Work life balance

Cons

Multiple older employees coasting for retirement.

Advice to Management

Pushing for continual education and performance goals for older people in the company could help.

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!)

Job Postings