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

  • Microsoft scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits 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 494 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 25566 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
4.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Scot Gardner
91%
91%Scot Gardner
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
97%
97%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 458 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer68 Salaries
£47,030/yr
Account Manager30 Salaries
£57,000/yr
Consulting Systems Engineer37 Salaries
£63,595/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer36 Salaries
£58,319/yr
Account Executive17 Salaries
£78,358/yr
Technology Specialist9 Salaries
£77,106/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

Former Employee - Technical Manager

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The can do attitude of the people, ability to get opportunities to grow and develop, support if you are ill or need to time out to care for your family and team ethos

Cons

Overlapping offers can give customers choice but also leads to a level of complexity

Advice to Management

Reduce and simplify offerings

Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Microsoft part-time

Pros

Breaks at lunch and holidays

Cons

Management structure can feel pressuring at times

Job Postings

Microsoft has 3,872 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.