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

  • Microsoft scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 180 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 29774 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
4.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Apple Ceo Tim Cook
96%
96%Tim Cook
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
88%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
85%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Apple employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Apple salaries averaged ₹ 11,354 higher than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer64 Salaries
₹ 15,35,333/yr
Intern8 Salaries
₹ 10,36,816/yr
Iphone Solution Consultant3 Salaries
₹ 25,907/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer765 Salaries
₹ 14,12,827/yr
Intern193 Salaries
₹ 53,187/mo
Associate Consultant181 Salaries
₹ 10,97,981/yr

What Employees Say

  • Apple had 42 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 1774 reviews)
"Great people"(in 828 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 559 reviews)
"Retail hours"(in 346 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Intern - SDE-intern

I have been working at Apple for less than a year

Pros

Great Benefits, great team and amazing environment.

Cons

Sometimes the work is boring and more towards maintenance tasks.

Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

flexible work life balance good work culture perks and benifits

Cons

low per-year hike, which can be better

Job Postings

Microsoft has 1,640 more recently posted open jobs than Apple.