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 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 112 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 24386 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
4.2
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
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cisco Systems Ceo Chuck Robbins
89%
89%Chuck Robbins
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 31% higher than Cisco Systems employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 47 more total submitted salaries than Cisco Systems.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Development Manager6 Salaries
S$153,000/yr
Program Manager4 Salaries
S$9,000/mo
Solutions Architect4 Salaries
S$187,500/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Director3 Salaries
S$230,000/yr
Program Manager5 Salaries
S$108,000/yr
Technical Account Manager3 Salaries
S$103,000/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 1351 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 1270 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1957 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1696 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 569 reviews)
"Big company"(in 456 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 542 reviews)
"Large company"(in 363 reviews)
Featured Review
"Excellent"15 Jan 2021

Current Employee - Protective Security Officer

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time

Pros

Excellent and its been a meaningful journey

Cons

All good and will be better in the future

"Company review"13 Jan 2021

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

The company has really great culture

Cons

Not really to be honest

Job Postings

Microsoft has 8,185 more recently posted open jobs than Cisco Systems.