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 26975 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 69189 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
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
81%
81%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
67%

Salaries

Amazon has 5,034 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Director13 Salaries
£120,691/yr
Intern28 Salaries
£18,116/yr
Software Engineer45 Salaries
£55,354/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Area Manager214 Salaries
£37,414/yr
Problem Solver122 Salaries
£11/hr
Software Development Engineer100 Salaries
£49,090/yr

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 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 2525 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 1891 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2852 reviews)
"No work life"(in 858 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Place"7 May 2021

Former Employee - Intern

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

Pros

Freedom, Job Satisfaction, High Enjoyment, and Lovely People

Cons

Not any cons, it was a great place to help me build experience

Current Employee - Finance Manager

I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Customer centric, insists on highest standards, great peer group, variety of projects to gain great experience

Cons

Challenging projects, time management, deliverables, meetings, project timelines

Job Postings

Amazon has 73,475 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.