Compare Apple vs Cisco Systems BETA

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

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Cisco Systems

Employee Ratings

  • Apple scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 24215 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22704 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.1
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Apple employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
93%
93%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
94%
94%Chuck Robbins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
88%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Apple employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
75%

Salaries

Apple has 1,290 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer10 Salaries
€49,619/yr
Technical Support36 Salaries
€28,329/yr
Team Manager17 Salaries
€50,479/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer27 Salaries
€49,082/yr
IT Manager1 Salaries
€72,826/yr
Internship1 Salaries
€1,656/mo

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Apple.
  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Apple.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 1774 reviews)
"Great people"(in 828 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1364 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1287 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 559 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 346 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 578 reviews)
"Big company"(in 465 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Worldwide Developer Relations

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

Pros

There are opportunities to develop to different departments and higher positions even if you don’t have the relevant university degree, however the competition is huge and you really need to be good... at your job

Cons

Huge competition , apple is not offering working from other countries

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

Pros

- great bosses - extremely well organised - competent people employed - great salary - great work culture - work from home policy

Cons

There are no drawbacks with Cisco

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work

Job Postings

Apple has 9,716 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.