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 53165 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22796 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
73%
73%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 25% 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

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Microsoft salaries averaged €11,851 higher than IBM.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer139 Salaries
€42,459/yr
Inside Sales Representative17 Salaries
€35,438/yr
Project Manager16 Salaries
€56,862/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer19 Salaries
€61,545/yr
Inside Sales Representative28 Salaries
€42,729/yr
Program Manager21 Salaries
€66,039/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 - Site Reliability Engineer

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than a year

Pros

Career opportunities Unmatched access to Enterprise resources, knowledge and good practices Very positive Culture Company is evolving and adapting to a new era of Cloud solutions

Cons

Campus location is a bit apart from the city Offices can be better and more engaging for all the teams.

Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

- Competitive salary, good benefits, challenging environment.

Cons

Employee discount does not apply to many products

Job Postings

IBM has 5,331 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.