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)
4.3
(based on 22696 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 45155 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
85%
85%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
72%

Salaries

Amazon has 1,881 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Development Engineer25 Salaries
£80,748/yr
Director8 Salaries
£114,384/yr
Program Manager13 Salaries
£64,838/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer73 Salaries
£50,184/yr
Area Manager77 Salaries
£36,944/yr
Senior Product Manager33 Salaries
£77,782/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 1930 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1629 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 2123 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 1600 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"Large company"(in 339 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2177 reviews)
"No work life"(in 729 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Data Center Technician

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Treated like a human. Good pay, great benefits

Cons

I've got found any cons in MS

Former Employee - Software Test Engineer

I worked at Amazon full-time

Pros

Amazing people and great work

Cons

None to be highlighted really

Job Postings

Amazon has 21,070 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.