Compare Cisco Systems vs Softcat BETA

See how working at Cisco Systems vs. Softcat 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. Softcat. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Cisco Systems

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Softcat

Employee Ratings

  • Cisco Systems scored higher in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Softcat scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 410 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 161 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.3
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Cisco Systems employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.2
Softcat 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 Scot Gardner
82%
82%Scot Gardner
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
99%
99%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Positive Business Outlook
85%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Cisco Systems salaries averaged £11,172 higher than Softcat.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager19 Salaries
£54,084/yr
Software Engineer50 Salaries
£45,738/yr
Systems Engineer17 Salaries
£49,059/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager77 Salaries
£19,947/yr
Software Engineer1 Salaries
£54,562/yr
Technical Consultant4 Salaries
£40,856/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible work" was the most mentioned Pro at Cisco Systems.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Softcat.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Cisco Systems.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible work"(in 1282 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1219 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 530 reviews)
"Big company"(in 422 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Internship

I worked at Cisco Systems for less than a year

Pros

Very friendly colleagues, a lot of room to pursue your own interests and the company itself takes good care of its employees, especially the interns.

Cons

London office is by Heathrow so quite far outside London

Current Employee - Account Director

I have been working at Softcat full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

I've worked at Softcat for over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. Management are engaged and keen to improve wherever they can and open to constructive criticism. Lots of opportunities to... progress within management as well, and incredible earning potential in Sales.

Cons

Sales is always a tough job and a lot is asked of you, however this is made clear from the start.

Job Postings

Cisco Systems has 603 more recently posted open jobs than Softcat.