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)
3.7
(based on 51652 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22128 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 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
3.1
Senior Management
3.8
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.2
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
69%
69%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 34% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Microsoft salaries averaged A$32,091 higher than IBM.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Consultant65 Salaries
A$102,068/yr
Intern34 Salaries
A$39,110/yr
Project Manager36 Salaries
A$110,579/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Consultant4 Salaries
A$170,560/yr
Intern7 Salaries
A$55,420/yr
Product Marketing Manager5 Salaries
A$122,049/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible working hours" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • IBM had 411 more reviews than Microsoft that mentioned "No cons" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible working hours"(in 2344 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 2335 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1917 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1595 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No cons"(in 755 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 671 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"No cons"(in 344 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Tech Lead

I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

good company to work with

Cons

none to be frank now

Advice to Management

review hcam policy

"Best Employer"2 Aug 2020

Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I worked at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Best employer to work with

Cons

None as I know of

Job Postings

IBM has 4,314 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.