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)
4.3
(based on 22128 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 42143 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Microsoft employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
Microsoft employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
86%
86%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Amazon employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
72%

Salaries

Microsoft has 13 more total submitted salaries than Amazon.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Solutions Specialist2 Salaries
NZ$118,230/yr
Senior Partner Development Manager1 Salaries
NZ$190,000/yr
Senior Software Engineer1 Salaries
NZ$155,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Service Desk Analyst1 Salaries
NZ$53,000/yr
International Business Development Manager1 Salaries
₹25,147/mo
Technical Account Manager1 Salaries
NZ$110,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Amazon.
  • Amazon had 635 more reviews than Microsoft that mentioned "No cons" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1917 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1595 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 1987 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 1497 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 538 reviews)
"No cons"(in 344 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2013 reviews)
"No cons"(in 979 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Innovative, engaging and great leadership and growth opportunities

Cons

None that comes to mind

Advice to Management

None. Keep doing the great work

Current Employee - Technical Account Manager

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

Pros

This is my week 4 and so far this has been the best on-boarding experience I had in my 22 years in the IT industry. There is a well structured plan when you first come onboard with a list of... activities and tasks you need to get done on your first weeks up to your 3rd month.

Cons

I have not encountered any so far, again it's my 4th week at work.

Job Postings

Amazon has 24,578 more recently posted open jobs than Microsoft.