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.
Microsoft company icon

Microsoft

Google company icon

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 27111 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 16161 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
4.1
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
95%
95%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
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

Google has 284 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer45 Salaries
£55,607/yr
Intern29 Salaries
£18,165/yr
Senior Program Manager26 Salaries
£82,418/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer213 Salaries
£65,005/yr
SWE30 Salaries
£70,606/yr
Product Manager23 Salaries
£96,488/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
"Very good"13 May 2021

Former Intern - Information Governance

I worked at Microsoft for less than a year

Pros

Very good company great ethics

Cons

No down sides to this business very good

Advice to Management

Great management

"good"12 May 2021

Former Employee - Marketing

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

Pros

very good google place to work

Cons

not very many bad things to say

Job Postings

Microsoft has 3,501 more recently posted open jobs than Google.