Compare Microsoft vs Amazon BETA

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

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Amazon

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)
4.4
(based on 24509 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 55090 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
83%
83%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
69%

Salaries

Amazon has 14,531 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer8055 Salaries
$119,915/yr
Program Manager2889 Salaries
$130,230/yr
Premier Field Engineer496 Salaries
$127,638/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer II6367 Salaries
$146,180/yr
Senior Product Manager838 Salaries
$145,300/yr
Warehouse Associate2652 Salaries
$15/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Amazon.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Amazon.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1957 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1696 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 2416 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 1818 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 542 reviews)
"Large company"(in 363 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2661 reviews)
"No work life"(in 815 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

30% average bonus for each FY ESPP 10% Discount $1200 per year for fitness reimbursement (includes financial advising) Cheap legal aid 50% 401k match to pre-tax max Stock awards vest... quarterly Phone reimbursement Easy remote management Prioritization on health depending on manager but overall very good in sales department Good parental leave Easy going culture in sales (technical side) Fantasic WLB

Cons

HR makes offers so if you don't know it can screw you over for your hired level/salary Stock refreshers aren't great Bonuses only paid out once a year not quarterly unlike GCP Promos can be... difficult if underleveled - quota Headcount is low due to budget Interviewing is difficult due to recruiters and HR Having a group number as an SA unlike AWS

"N/A"Jan 24, 2021

Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer

I have been working at Amazon full-time

Pros

Great people work here and your will learn a lot.

Cons

It moves really fast and hard to keep up

Job Postings

Amazon has 22,565 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.