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: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 17633 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22794 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
3.9
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
88%
% 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 335 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer44 Salaries
CA$84,311/yr
Systems Engineer9 Salaries
CA$120,660/yr
Account Manager10 Salaries
CA$76,113/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer56 Salaries
CA$93,666/yr
Product Advisor16 Salaries
CA$15/hr
Solution Sales Specialist7 Salaries
CA$128,625/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

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

Pros

Great benefits, social justice initiatives

Cons

Hard to move up. Can sometimes get lost in the giant machine.

"Review"Sep 27, 2020

Former Employee - Technician

I worked at Microsoft part-time for less than a year

Pros

Environment Co-workers Work-life Balance Perks and Benefits

Cons

Pressure Stress Long hours Tedious and Location

Job Postings

Microsoft has 5,863 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.