Compare IBM vs Microsoft BETA

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

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Microsoft

Employee Ratings

  • Microsoft 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)
4.1
(based on 80710 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 33504 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.5
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
87%
87%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
96%
96%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 4,846 more total submitted salaries than IBM.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer2555 Salaries
$116,685/yr
Project Manager1059 Salaries
$112,870/yr
IT Specialist1010 Salaries
$97,474/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer13916 Salaries
$120,000/yr
Program Manager3586 Salaries
$126,656/yr
Support Engineer419 Salaries
$104,411/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Salary hike" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 3443 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2985 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 2073 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1992 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Salary hike"(in 1505 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 1040 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 552 reviews)
"Large company"(in 445 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Specialist - Data and AI

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

Pros

An organization in this rapidly evolving industry yet very much relevant for more than 100 plus years, competing with almost every other company emerging from basement to all those well established... ones and still meets and beats market expectations while leading with innovations... that defines the industry going forward - That is IBM. So continuous learning, adapting to market changes, customer expectations, keeping up with. getting ahead on evolving strategies, gearing up for what is to come -- sounds intimidating but to me, that is what makes IBM a great employer and a perfect organization to work for!

Cons

If you only one can keep up when you are a kid in a candy shop! There are only 24 hrs in a day!

Advice to Management

Recognize the talent in hand and their appetite to be creative, innovative and make sure you are doing every thing possible to set the stage for encouraging/furthering/nurturing their pursuit

"Great benefits"May 16, 2022

Current Employee - Software Engineer II

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

Pros

Growth mindset, Great benefits, Hybrid workplace, lots of internal opportunities

Cons

Large company, growth takes time

Job Postings

IBM has 3,987 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.
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