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 31128 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 95620 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
97%
97%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 17% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Andrew Jassy
80%
80%Andrew Jassy
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
71%
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 221 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Solutions Specialist3 Salaries
A$120,000/yr
Software Engineer12 Salaries
A$122,000/yr
Account Manager13 Salaries
A$139,962/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cloud Support Engineer47 Salaries
A$96,396/yr
Solutions Architect17 Salaries
A$160,000/yr
Account Manager17 Salaries
A$145,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • Amazon had 146 more reviews than Microsoft that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Amazon.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 2073 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1992 reviews)
Pros
"Good work culture"(in 2860 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 2138 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 552 reviews)
"Large company"(in 445 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 4985 reviews)
"No work life"(in 1338 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good place"19 Jan 2022

Current Employee - Account Executive

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Benefits and commitment to the greater good

Cons

Huge company with many old, complex internal processes

Current Employee - Program Manager

I have been working at Amazon full-time

Pros

1. Shares 2. Flexibility 3. Global exposure

Cons

1. Too complex 2. Navigating through lots of processes 3. Like a startup

Job Postings

Amazon has 81,101 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.
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