Compare Microsoft vs Amazon BETA

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

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Amazon

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)
4.3
(based on 22626 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 44811 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
85%
85%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
73%

Salaries

Amazon has 653 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer56 Salaries
CA$93,666/yr
General Manager3 Salaries
CA$127,529/yr
Intern6 Salaries
CA$4,020/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer130 Salaries
CA$104,821/yr
Area Manager41 Salaries
CA$69,000/yr
Associate31 Salaries
CA$16/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Amazon.
  • Amazon had 691 more reviews than Microsoft that mentioned "No cons" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1928 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1619 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 2107 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 1587 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"No cons"(in 384 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2156 reviews)
"No cons"(in 1075 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Cloud Solution Architect

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

Pros

It's robust, flexible, great pay and much more.

Cons

It's typically underrated a lot.

"Good Company"Aug 15, 2020

Current Employee - Warehouse Associate

I have been working at Amazon part-time

Pros

Nice benefit and good people

Cons

Hard work and l ok working

Job Postings

Amazon has 21,101 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.