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 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 17579 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22734 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
95%
95%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 524 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer16 Salaries
€45,473/yr
Sales Development Representative1 Salaries
€30,449/yr
Product Manager1 Salaries
€73,710/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer19 Salaries
€61,545/yr
Inside Sales Representative28 Salaries
€42,729/yr
Program Manager21 Salaries
€66,039/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 1315 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1245 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1930 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1629 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 543 reviews)
"Big company"(in 437 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"Large company"(in 339 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time

Pros

Challenging, surrounded by experts in engineering, interesting work. Great salary and benefits.

Cons

None, was very happy with the company

Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Competitive salary, good benefits, challenging environment.

Cons

Employee discount does not apply to many products

Job Postings

Microsoft has 5,800 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.