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)
4.0
(based on 71513 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 29774 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.2
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.4
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
87%
87%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 26% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 502 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer172 Salaries
€45,616/yr
Inside Sales Representative20 Salaries
€36,686/yr
Project Manager22 Salaries
€62,049/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer48 Salaries
€61,532/yr
Account Executive40 Salaries
€57,261/yr
Program Manager31 Salaries
€64,150/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 2650 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2536 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 786 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 708 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Digital Sales Manager

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Culture and work ethics and great sales plan

Cons

Needs to be more agile

"Good"21 Oct 2021

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I worked at Microsoft for less than a year

Pros

Enjoyable big campus and good location

Cons

No cons really good experience

Job Postings

IBM has 5,995 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.