Compare Apple vs Microsoft BETA

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

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Microsoft

Employee Ratings

  • Apple scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Microsoft scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, 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)
4.3
(based on 19589 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 25566 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
4.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
95%
95%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
97%
97%Satya Nadella
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Apple has 143 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Specialist174 Salaries
£9/hr
Software Engineer26 Salaries
£67,360/yr
Technical Specialist50 Salaries
£9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern27 Salaries
£18,252/yr
Software Engineer36 Salaries
£58,319/yr
Technology Specialist9 Salaries
£77,106/yr

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 42 more reviews than Microsoft that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Apple.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 1774 reviews)
"Great people"(in 828 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 559 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 346 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Specialist

I worked at Apple part-time

Pros

Great benefits, good coworkers, awesome work environment.

Cons

Retail job, not enough hours, competitive and lack of promotions.

Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Microsoft part-time

Pros

Breaks at lunch and holidays

Cons

Management structure can feel pressuring at times

Job Postings

Microsoft has 1,575 more recently posted open jobs than Apple.