Compare Microsoft vs Google BETA

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

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Google

Employee Ratings

  • Microsoft scored higher in 3 areas: CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Google scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance and Senior Management.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 30441 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 20011 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Google employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Microsoft employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
4.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
95%
95%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
84%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Microsoft salaries averaged A$20,685 higher than Google.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer11 Salaries
A$124,000/yr
Account Manager13 Salaries
A$139,716/yr
Intern12 Salaries
A$55,952/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer117 Salaries
A$108,500/yr
Account Manager17 Salaries
A$90,512/yr
Intern11 Salaries
A$58,602/yr

What Employees Say

  • Microsoft had 1,094 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Microsoft had 118 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 879 reviews)
"Great people"(in 594 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 430 reviews)
"Large company"(in 254 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome place"1 Dec 2021

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Management cares about their staff. My colleagues are awesome. So much to learn and it can be overpowering.

Cons

Nothing negative that I have experience so far.

"Great"1 Dec 2021

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

Good work life balance, diverse projects, great teammates

Cons

slow career growth and intense promo process

Job Postings

Microsoft has 7,685 more recently posted open jobs than Google.