Compare Cisco Systems vs F5 Networks BETA

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Cisco Systems

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F5 Networks

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • F5 Networks scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 417 reviews)
Cisco Systems employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 847 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Cisco Systems employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Cisco Systems employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Cisco Systems employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Scot Gardner
83%
83%Scot Gardner
CEO Approval
F5 Networks Ceo Francois Locoh-Donou
84%
84%Francois Locoh-Donou
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Cisco Systems employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Cisco Systems employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than F5 Networks employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Cisco Systems has 695 more total submitted salaries than F5 Networks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer52 Salaries
£46,174/yr
Systems Engineer17 Salaries
£49,240/yr
Account Manager19 Salaries
£54,283/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer1 Salaries
£37,543/yr
Network Support Engineer18 Salaries
£42,583/yr
Account Director2 Salaries
£91,577/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at F5 Networks.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Middle management" was the most mentioned Con at F5 Networks.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1293 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1228 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 57 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 535 reviews)
"Big company"(in 424 reviews)
Cons
"Middle management"(in 30 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 24 reviews)
Featured Review
"Cisco Review"12 Aug 2020

Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great culture and earning potential.

Cons

Lack of structured career progression.

"F5"17 Aug 2019

Current Employee - Sales Operations

I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Excellent culture and work / life balance

Cons

Management, too bureaucratic some managers have very poor skills

Job Postings

Cisco Systems has 268 more recently posted open jobs than F5 Networks.