Compare Microsoft vs Amazon BETA

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

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Amazon

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)
4.4
(based on 30440 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 90492 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Andrew Jassy
78%
78%Andrew Jassy
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 21% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
66%

Salaries

Amazon has 874 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Technical Specialist8 Salaries
€59,194/yr
Software Engineer54 Salaries
€62,119/yr
Account Executive43 Salaries
€58,319/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cloud Support Engineer137 Salaries
€57,447/yr
Software Development Engineer73 Salaries
€80,681/yr
Account Manager13 Salaries
€55,527/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Amazon.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Amazon.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 2525 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 1891 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2852 reviews)
"No work life"(in 858 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Culture. People. Ability to make an impact

Cons

Complexity of business model & legacy offerings

Current Employee - Capacity Install Technician

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

Pros

Great work environment, Manager and Team interested on your progress and development, lots of development opportunities good work/life balance

Cons

I don't see any cons... I always think and see positive. I think, it's up to the person they see things... if they see it as negative or a challenge.

Advice to Management

Keep doing good job

Job Postings

Amazon has 79,286 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.