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)
4.2
(based on 18507 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 24406 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 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
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
94%
94%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
77%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Apple has 206 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Specialist144 Salaries
CA$19/hr
Software Engineer6 Salaries
CA$85,998/yr
Technical Specialist44 Salaries
CA$19/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern16 Salaries
CA$4,050/mo
Software Development Engineer59 Salaries
CA$94,144/yr
Product Advisor18 Salaries
CA$15/hr

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 45 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 1741 reviews)
"Great people"(in 810 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1957 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1696 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 543 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 340 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 542 reviews)
"Large company"(in 363 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 Intern

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

Pros

Great learning opportunity Excellent mentorship at the site I worked Good compensation

Cons

Hardly any cons where I worked

Job Postings

Microsoft has 5,766 more recently posted open jobs than Apple.