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)
3.8
(based on 54909 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 23596 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.9
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.3
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
77%
77%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
97%
97%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Positive Business Outlook
87%
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$29,658 higher than IBM.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Consultant65 Salaries
A$101,916/yr
Intern34 Salaries
A$39,248/yr
Project Manager36 Salaries
A$110,969/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Consultant5 Salaries
A$161,688/yr
Intern8 Salaries
A$56,939/yr
Product Marketing Manager5 Salaries
A$122,480/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 2502 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2438 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1944 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1669 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 724 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 654 reviews)
Cons
"Review system"(in 540 reviews)
"Large company"(in 355 reviews)
Featured Review
"IBM"17 Oct 2020

Current Employee - Procurement Specialist

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Wonderful working environment, culture, people, and strategy.

Cons

Not that much I can say.

"Good company"16 Nov 2020

Current Employee - Developer

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Great money and for progression in career.

Cons

None. Everything is great at Microsoft.

Job Postings

IBM has 7,260 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.