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)
4.1
(based on 83903 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 34914 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.4
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
86%
86%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
96%
96%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 427 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer205 Salaries
€50,570/yr
Inside Sales Representative23 Salaries
€39,999/yr
Project Manager30 Salaries
€66,237/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer85 Salaries
€64,000/yr
Account Executive66 Salaries
€61,057/yr
Program Manager41 Salaries
€72,473/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Salary hike" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 3443 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2985 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 2073 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1992 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Salary hike"(in 1505 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 1040 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 552 reviews)
"Large company"(in 445 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Research Scientist

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

Pros

Create interview experience and great team

Cons

No freebies or perks, bring your own coffee, pay for your food, shuttle bus to work due to remote location from Dublin city centre

Current Employee - Services Solution Specialistsa(SSSP)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

Pros

International/ Skilled Team Best place to work, with competitive salary

Cons

No cons for the moment

Job Postings

IBM has 4,891 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.
Recent Jobs
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