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)
4.3
(based on 24295 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 30440 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.2
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
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
93%
93%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 4,579 more total submitted salaries than Apple.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Systems Software Developer3667 Salaries
$197,319/yr
Operations Research Analyst1265 Salaries
$106,208/yr
Specialist1568 Salaries
$19/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer13211 Salaries
$120,000/yr
Data and Applied Scientist651 Salaries
$141,074/yr
Intern202 Salaries
$7,652/mo

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 42 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 1774 reviews)
"Great people"(in 828 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 559 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 346 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist

I have been working at Apple part-time for more than a year

Pros

great company and benefits. pay is good and you get the chance to really help people.

Cons

tedious work that can begin to lack motivation once you hit the 1 year mark

Current Employee - Senior Program Manager

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

Pros

Azure org is growing rapidly, partners and principals care deeply about their employees

Cons

Leadership (CVPs and above) are not engaged strongly on the PM side

Job Postings

Microsoft has 1,614 more recently posted open jobs than Apple.