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 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • Both tied in 1 area: % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 23604 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 12337 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
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
4.0
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
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
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
83%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Microsoft salaries averaged $13,109 higher than Google.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7869 Salaries
$119,188/yr
Program Manager2831 Salaries
$132,063/yr
Director245 Salaries
$187,396/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12326 Salaries
$132,000/yr
Program Manager555 Salaries
$144,884/yr
Business Analyst123 Salaries
$122,437/yr

What Employees Say

  • Microsoft had 1,097 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Microsoft had 117 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1944 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1669 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 847 reviews)
"Great people"(in 554 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 540 reviews)
"Large company"(in 355 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 406 reviews)
"Large company"(in 238 reviews)
Featured Review
"Nice Job"Nov 25, 2020

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Well Paid Good Food Nice work environment

Cons

Co-Workers are geeks and incels

Advice to Management

Do better, and be less racist

"Smart people"Nov 25, 2020

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

good perks and smart colleagues

Cons

very competitive and moves slowly

Job Postings

Microsoft has 5,930 more recently posted open jobs than Google.