Compare Apple vs Microsoft BETA

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

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Microsoft

Employee Ratings

  • Apple scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, 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 17394 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 23132 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.9
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
93%
93%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
97%
97%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
75%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 4,905 more total submitted salaries than Apple.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Electronics Engineer Except Computer2600 Salaries
$102,143/yr
Computer and Information Research Scientist1155 Salaries
$180,787/yr
Specialist1107 Salaries
$18/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7833 Salaries
$120,000/yr
Data and Applied Scientist245 Salaries
$139,483/yr
SDE2115 Salaries
$133,871/yr

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 14 more reviews than Microsoft that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Apple.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 1643 reviews)
"Great people"(in 783 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1930 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1629 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 506 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 329 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"Large company"(in 339 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Red Zone Specialist

I worked at Apple part-time for more than a year

Pros

Room for growth Tuition reimbursement Innovative products

Cons

Cons include hectic retail schedule

"6mo contract"Oct 19, 2020

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryFormer - User Experience Designer

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Good team with a passion for their products

Cons

Lack of consistent direction; moving off event-based releases towards a regular cycle

Job Postings

Apple has 437 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.