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)
3.9
(based on 58281 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 24712 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.3
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
88%
88%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Microsoft has 1,502 more total submitted salaries than IBM.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Advisory Software Engineer2576 Salaries
$126,876/yr
Project Manager770 Salaries
$100,676/yr
IT Specialist869 Salaries
$85,023/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer8069 Salaries
$119,915/yr
Program Manager2892 Salaries
$126,553/yr
Support Engineer260 Salaries
$89,268/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Low salary" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2584 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2491 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1957 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1696 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 758 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 690 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 542 reviews)
"Large company"(in 363 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Delivery Project Executive

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

Pros

Best Culture, global and diverse

Cons

Mediocre salary, promote only IBM Cloud

"good"Jan 26, 2021

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

benefit for many part, and 401k

Cons

base too low, if compare with another company

Job Postings

IBM has 7,381 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.