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 17093 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22794 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 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
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.9
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
93%
93%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
83%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Apple has 210 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Specialist127 Salaries
CA$18/hr
Software Engineer4 Salaries
CA$73,235/yr
Technical Specialist36 Salaries
CA$19/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern6 Salaries
CA$4,020/mo
Software Development Engineer56 Salaries
CA$93,666/yr
Product Advisor16 Salaries
CA$15/hr

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 14 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 1643 reviews)
"Great people"(in 783 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1930 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1629 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 506 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 329 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"Large company"(in 339 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Product Specialist

I have been working at Apple part-time for more than a year

Pros

nice environment and team of people

Cons

no commission is there in the retail

Advice to Management

n/a

"Review"Sep 27, 2020

Former Employee - Technician

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

Pros

Environment Co-workers Work-life Balance Perks and Benefits

Cons

Pressure Stress Long hours Tedious and Location

Job Postings

Apple has 1,509 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.