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 21583 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 28294 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
93%
93%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 590 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer92 Salaries
CA$89,306/yr
Systems Engineer17 Salaries
CA$121,740/yr
Intern - Hourly3 Salaries
CA$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer115 Salaries
CA$98,491/yr
Product Advisor20 Salaries
CA$16/hr
Intern21 Salaries
CA$52,548/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
"Good WLB"Jun 19, 2021

Current Contractor - Software Engineer

I have been working at Cisco Systems

Pros

- People are taking PTO regularly and casually. - No micromanaging from management.

Cons

- lower compensation than others companies in same area.

"N/A"Jul 21, 2021

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Great place, amazing. Will work for my lifetime.

Cons

Need to work from home.

Job Postings

Microsoft has 6,939 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.