Compare IBM vs Microsoft BETA

See how working at IBM 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 IBM vs. Microsoft. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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IBM

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Microsoft

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)
3.8
(based on 53189 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22799 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.9
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.3
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
74%
74%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 24% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 33% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 3,356 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Developer267 Salaries
CA$78,620/yr
IT Specialist117 Salaries
CA$71,405/yr
Project Manager68 Salaries
CA$88,556/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer56 Salaries
CA$93,666/yr
Product Advisor16 Salaries
CA$15/hr
Program Manager5 Salaries
CA$108,633/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Low salary" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2393 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2380 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1930 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1629 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 686 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 609 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"Large company"(in 339 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Security Project Manager

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

good work environment, management support

Cons

Internal relationship with other organisations is complex

"Software dev"Sep 30, 2020

Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

good work culture, fun people, good money

Cons

sometimes too much work,lots of taxes

Job Postings

IBM has 3,706 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.