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 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 16369 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 21972 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.8
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.2
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
82%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Apple has 146 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative21 Salaries
€26,312/yr
IOS Technical Support Advisor25 Salaries
€27,027/yr
Account Manager4 Salaries
€47,365/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Success Manager7 Salaries
€59,241/yr
Sales Development Specialist3 Salaries
€36,215/yr
Inside Sales Representative23 Salaries
€42,334/yr

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 145 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 1738 reviews)
"Great people"(in 760 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1911 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1593 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 482 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 321 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 537 reviews)
"No cons"(in 338 reviews)
Featured Review
"Super"6 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Assistant Manager

I have been working at Apple part-time

Pros

Everything all the time always

Cons

Nothing all the time always

"Good Employer"24 Jun 2020

Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Positive Company Culture. Good career development

Cons

No Cons. to speak of.

Job Postings

Microsoft has 950 more recently posted open jobs than Apple.