Compare Microsoft vs Facebook BETA

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

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Employee Ratings

  • Microsoft scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Facebook scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 23605 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 1995 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.5
Facebook employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.8
Facebook employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.2
Facebook employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
97%
97%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Facebook employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg
94%
94%Mark Zuckerberg
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Positive Business Outlook
85%

Salaries

Microsoft has 45,025 more total submitted salaries than Facebook.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7872 Salaries
$119,332/yr
Program Manager2832 Salaries
$119,519/yr
Data and Applied Scientist245 Salaries
$139,607/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer4978 Salaries
$151,511/yr
Product Manager200 Salaries
$179,917/yr
Research Scientist712 Salaries
$158,172/yr

What Employees Say

  • Microsoft had 1,626 more reviews than Facebook that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Facebook.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1944 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1669 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 387 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 318 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 540 reviews)
"Large company"(in 355 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 447 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 89 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Marketing Director

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

Pros

Broad opportunities across the entire world of technology

Cons

Sometimes the bureaucracy means it’s harder to go fast and make autonomous decisions

Advice to Management

Flatten the org, trust your people

"Good Overall"Nov 25, 2020

Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Facebook full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good Perks and Benefits. Response to COVID was also good.

Cons

Work can be a little heavy, especially at the end of halves or quarters.

Job Postings

Microsoft has 403 more recently posted open jobs than Facebook.