Compare Microsoft vs Google BETA

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

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Google

Employee Ratings

  • Microsoft scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Google scored higher in 4 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 28294 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 17571 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Google employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
95%
95%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
87%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
84%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Microsoft salaries averaged CA$23,754 higher than Google.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer115 Salaries
CA$98,491/yr
Intern21 Salaries
CA$52,548/yr
Technical Account Manager11 Salaries
CA$112,694/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer155 Salaries
CA$105,701/yr
Intern6 Salaries
CA$35/hr
Account Manager16 Salaries
CA$86,734/yr

What Employees Say

  • Microsoft had 1,094 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Microsoft had 118 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 879 reviews)
"Great people"(in 594 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 430 reviews)
"Large company"(in 254 reviews)
Featured Review
"N/A"Jul 21, 2021

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Great place, amazing. Will work for my lifetime.

Cons

Need to work from home.

Former Employee - Financial Software Developer Intern

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

Pros

-Great pay, great people, great office

Cons

-Hard work, hard interview, long hours

Job Postings

Microsoft has 4,389 more recently posted open jobs than Google.