Compare Apple vs Google BETA

See how working at Apple vs. Google 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 Apple vs. Google. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Apple

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Google

Employee Ratings

  • Google scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 17400 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 11807 reviews)
Google employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
4.3
Google employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.3
Google employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.1
Google employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
93%
93%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
94%
94%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Google employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
75%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Google employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Apple has 22,709 more total submitted salaries than Google.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Electronics Engineer Except Computer2600 Salaries
$137,330/yr
Computer and Information Research Scientist1155 Salaries
$181,013/yr
Specialist1109 Salaries
$18/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12240 Salaries
$131,094/yr
Research Scientist119 Salaries
$153,046/yr
Intern68 Salaries
$7,573/mo

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 1,120 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Apple.
  • "Big company" was the most mentioned Con at Google.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 1643 reviews)
"Great people"(in 783 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 815 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 523 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 506 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 329 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 387 reviews)
"Large company"(in 226 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Product Manager

I worked at Apple full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great company culture and values

Cons

Was not growing as much as I would have liked

Former Intern - SWE Intern

I worked at Google

Pros

They provide everything you need and then some to do an awesome job as an engineer, and give you cool projects to work on

Cons

I was on an intern team, which sometimes felt to be taken less seriously

Job Postings

Apple has 2,989 more recently posted open jobs than Google.