Compare Microsoft vs Google BETA

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

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Google

Employee Ratings

  • Microsoft scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Google scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance and Senior Management.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 30351 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 19889 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Google employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
4.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
97%
97%Satya Nadella
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
95%
95%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
84%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Google salaries averaged $10,503 higher than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer13182 Salaries
$120,000/yr
Program Manager3446 Salaries
$122,959/yr
Data and Applied Scientist651 Salaries
$158,373/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer20203 Salaries
$140,000/yr
Program Manager1006 Salaries
$143,034/yr
Data Scientist283 Salaries
$149,805/yr

What Employees Say

  • Microsoft had 1,094 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Microsoft had 118 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 879 reviews)
"Great people"(in 594 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 430 reviews)
"Large company"(in 254 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager

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

Pros

Work Flexibility, benefits, opportunities, stock appreciation

Cons

Older management, opinion over data, micro management

"Good Company"Nov 25, 2021

Current Employee - Data Scientist

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

Good WLB and routine jobs

Cons

Boring jobs and repeated tasks. Lack of growth potentials

Job Postings

Microsoft has 6,901 more recently posted open jobs than Google.