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 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Google scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 22796 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 11441 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.2
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
4.0
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
94%
94%Sundar Pichai
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
82%

Salaries

Google has 19 more total submitted salaries than Microsoft.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Solutions Architect3 Salaries
A$196,809/yr
Account Manager9 Salaries
A$142,926/yr
Account Technology Strategist6 Salaries
A$145,316/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer40 Salaries
A$108,000/yr
Account Manager9 Salaries
A$91,344/yr
Security Engineer4 Salaries
A$130,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • Microsoft had 1,115 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Microsoft had 1,106 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • Microsoft had 113 more reviews than Google that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1930 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1629 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 815 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 523 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"Large company"(in 339 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 387 reviews)
"Large company"(in 226 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"19 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Sales Specialist

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

Pros

Awesome leadership, good perks, lots to learn

Cons

can be internally focussed at times, promotions difficult.

"Ok"10 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Sales

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

tech, fast paced, lots to learn, benefits

Cons

lots to do and high expectationa

Job Postings

Microsoft has 4,302 more recently posted open jobs than Google.