Compare Cisco Systems vs Microsoft BETA

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

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Microsoft

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22757 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 30444 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
94%
94%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
88%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
75%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 922 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer27 Salaries
€49,082/yr
Account Manager1 Salaries
€82,985/yr
Product Manager2 Salaries
€63,299/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer54 Salaries
€62,119/yr
Account Executive43 Salaries
€58,319/yr
Program Manager32 Salaries
€63,934/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1364 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1287 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 578 reviews)
"Big company"(in 465 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

1. It has wonderful work culture. 2. It encourages it's employees to be "YOU", you have full freedom to be yourself and this is when they believe the maximum potential can be unleashed. 3. The... leadership is top-notch right from bottom to the top. 4. Cisco respects each of its engineers, and it gives you full freedom to explore your talent, and unleash the potential within you. 5. It produces ground breaking products that are worth the experience to be a part of and contribute towards the same.

Cons

Really? If you have many Pro's i don't even think even the marginal con s are not really a con. However, I don't have anything to share which would be a con.

Current Employee - Account Executive

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

The people are wonderful and the product is one of the best!

Cons

It's a large company so work hard to stand out.

Job Postings

Microsoft has 10,053 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.