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 23177 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 29268 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.2
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
3.6
Work-life balance
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.4
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
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Apple has 236 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Specialist194 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Software Engineer21 Salaries
CA$91,623/yr
Apple Genius73 Salaries
CA$56,275/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern23 Salaries
CA$25/hr
Software Engineer125 Salaries
CA$99,159/yr
Product Advisor21 Salaries
CA$17/hr

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
"Apple is great"Sep 16, 2021

Current Employee - Product Allocator

I have been working at Apple part-time

Pros

Meet new people Learn new things

Cons

Very very very busy stores

Current Employee - Principal Engineering Manager

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The company cares about work/life balance, making it a great place to work. They do pay lower wages than the other big tech companies, but for me this is a good tradeoff because you don't have to... burn yourself out. Disclaimer: Microsoft is huge, so YMMV. It depends on the division and the team you're on.

Cons

Too much bureaucracy. Inter-team cooperation is abysmal.

Job Postings

Microsoft has 2,878 more recently posted open jobs than Apple.